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Joolz Guides: Marble Arch Tyburn Gallows

14/07/2021

Another of these fun, quirky videos

One of the many reasons I like these videos is that he visits so many places I used to know years ago. It is incredibly nostalgic and fun.

 

In this London Guide Joolz Guides visits the spot synonymous with execution for hundreds of years.

The Tyburn Gallows was situated at Marble Arch and the most common hangings were of catholics and highwaymen.

From 1196 up until the late 18th century executions were carried out here after the condemned were taken from Newgate Prison and brought up Oxford Street.

They would first stop at the Angel Inn next to St Giles church where they would be bought a final drink by the church.

This would be a popular place to stage a rescue but those who weren’t able to escape proceeded to the gallows known as Tyburn Tree.

Famous people executed include Dick Turpin and Oliver Cromwell, who was postumously hanged hanged here after being dug up. Samuel Pepys describes the scene in his diary.

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