#288 | Albert Pierrepoint | Britain’s Most Famous Executioner


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He was Britain's most famous hangman and was responsible for the executions of up to 600 prisoners.

In this episode, we'll explore the curious life of a man who ended people's lives for a living.

  • The unusual boyhood dream of Albert Pierrepoint
  • Executions running in the family
  • Capital punishment in the UK in the early 20th century
  • Becoming an assistant executioner and working with his uncle
  • Conducting his first execution
  • The "long drop"
  • Executing Nazi war criminals
  • Becoming a pub landlord
  • Why Albert Pierrepoint was so successful
  • Controversial hangings in the 1950s
  • Was he really a kind and gentle man?
  • Retiring from his job as an executioner
  • The beliefs of Albert Pierrepoint about capital punishment
  • Legacy in books, films & TV

Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/albert-pierrepoint


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