21 January 1801 – John Fisher

Sweet-toothed felon John Fisher paid the highest price possible for the sake of stealing some sugar.

Fisher, 23, was hanged at Newgate for stealing 800lbs of sugar from London’s Dundee Wharf in 1801.

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One Response to “21 January 1801 – John Fisher”

  1. Colonel Charles E. Rogers Says:

    I believe your readers would enjoy your “Execution of the Day” better if you were to report on the modern executions instead of those that happened prior to the 19th Century. Can we see some reporting on executions that happened in the 1900’s and 2000’s please?

    Thank You

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