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5 May 1804 – Joseph Brown

Posted in Death penalty, Hanged with tags , , , on May 5 by Old Sparky

Robberies on the highways on England were rife in the early 19th century. And the penalty for such crimes was death.

So Joseph Brown found out the hard way. He was hanged Lancaster Castle in 1804 after he was found guilty of ordering people to stand and deliver.

Also on this day

5 May 1821 – Samuel Healey

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