‘Britain’s Most Notorious Hangmen’ follows Stephen Wade’s last

collection of biographies of executioners with Yorkshire connections.

In this new work, he goes further back, hunting for details on the

original Jack Ketch, ‘Throttler’ Smith and some other obscure

seventeenth century hangmen. Afficionados of ‘rope’ literature will

find some new material here, along with established lives and works of

the major names in this dark trade. Someone had to do it, and this

collection tells the stories of most of them.’

‘Britain’s Most Notorious Hangmen’ is publshed by Pen and Sword Books

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