The autobiography of Albert Pierrepoint, a Yorkshireman who for twentyfive years served as the public executioner in both the UK and Ireland. Pierrepoint comes. Albert Pierrepoint became an executioner in , at the age of 27, and This autobiography now offers a documentary record of his experience, which in. Executioner has ratings and 11 reviews. Executioner: Pierrepoint. .. fascinating autobiography of Albert Pierrepoint who was hangman in the U.K. for .

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It’s turgid, dull-dull-dull and just screams “look at me using big words and gazing at my own navel ’cause now I’m a writer. Sometimes Pierrepoint gets rather too bogged down with the technicalities of exwcutioner profession, some of which would surely only have been of interest to fellow hangmen.

Henry was removed from the list of executioners in July after arriving drunk at a prison the day autobiogrsphy an execution and excessively berating his assistant. I think anyone who wants an informed view on the death penalty would do well to read it. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

I do not think I will zn get over the shock of reading in his autobiography, many years ago, that like the Victorian executioner James Berry before him, he had turned against capital punishment and now believed that none of the executions he had carried out had achieved anything! Spellbound int Cloggers Arms.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Autobiogralhy his autobiography, Pierrepoint considered the matter:. After the war, Pierrepoint left the delivery business, and took over the lease of a pub, the Help the Poor Struggler on Manchester Road, in the Hollinwood area of Oldham.


He subsequently admitted to the murder of Evans’s execurioner, but not the daughter. Pierrepoint and his wife ran their pub until they retired to the seaside town of Southport in the s. The autobiography of Albert Pierrepoint, a Yorkshireman who for twentyfive years served as the public executioner in both the UK and Ireland.

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Henry Pierrepoint Mary Buxton. In describing his childhood, every conceivable detail is named: He is a man, she is a woman, who, the church says, still merits some mercy. The most astonishing and revealing biographical By he had learned to drive a car and a lorry to make his deliveries; he later became manager of the business.

Retrieved 30 August In Pierrepoint was involved in a dispute with a sheriff over payment, leading to his retirement from hanging.

Executioner: Pierrepoint. Albert Pierrepoint

He was brought to the scaffold where a strap was wrapped around his ankles, followed by a cap and noose. Other editions – View all Executioner: He was not only aware of the rope, he had the man who handled it beside him, singing a duet.

Martin Sloane rated it it was amazing May 01, One of the events I wish he had touched more on was the fact that he hung Timothy Evans who was innocent and then hung Christie who had really committed the murders. I think anyone who wants an informed view A strange book but fascinating both for the job he did and the way it captures this period of British history. Would have been interesting to know whether it caused him any sleepless nights.

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Chris Cooke rated it it was amazing Aug 07, In latefollowing the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp and the subsequent trial of the camp’s officials and functionaries, Pierrepoint was sent to HamelinGermany to carry out the executions of eleven of those sentenced to death, plus two other German war criminals convicted of murdering an RAF pilot in the Netherlands in March Bentley was described in exwcutioner trial as:.

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The most astonishing and revealing biographical ClaytonWest Riding of YorkshireEngland. SouthportMerseysideEngland. British and Irish Legal Information Institute. Not like there is today. Contents My Father and my Uncle Tom. The deterrent did not work. Published March 1st by Eric Dobby Publishing first published There were soon rumours in the press that his resignation was connected with the hanging of Ellis.

Pierrepoint dispenses some fascinating facts. Josephine Jo autobiograpjy it really liked it May 23, Executioner, Pierrepoint Albert Pierrepoint Snippet view – Her Majesty’s Prison Service. He and his assistant arrived the day before the execution, where he was told the height and weight of the prisoner; he viewed the condemned man through the “Judas hole” in the door to judge his build.

Pierrepoint was born in Clayton in the West Riding of Yorkshire. Murder at Wrotham HillDiana Souhami ‘s account of the murder of Dagmar Petrzywalski, includes Pierrepoint, contrasting his role as executioner of Petrzywalski’s murderer with his work hanging Nazi war criminals in the same period.

The Last Woman piererpoint Be Hanged. AJ Curtis rated it really liked it Oct 26,