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|23 May 1701
|Captain William Kidd is hanged in London. Afrer the first attempt fails when the rope snaps, Kidd is brought right back to the gallows and the process repeated. After death, the body is slathered in tar, chained up, and suspended over the Thames where it remains for years as an example to others considering a life of piracy.
|19 Nov 1720
|Captain John "Calico Jack" Rackham is hanged in Port Royal, Jamaica for piracy. Reportedly, Rackham's lover and fellow pirate Anne Bonny told him earlier that day "she was sorry to see him there, but if he had fought like a Man, he need not have been hang'd like a Dog."
|24 Nov 1740
|William Duell, murderer, hanged at Tyburn in London. He is not killed immediately, though this is not noticed by the executioner. Deull later awakes on the dissection table.
|9 Dec 1783
|Executions begin at Newgate Prison, London, replacing the previous gallows at Tyburn.
|3 Jan 1946
|William Joyce hanged at Wandsworth Prison in London; later that same day he is buried inside the prison.
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