By Geoffrey Abbott

ISBN-10: 184024500X

ISBN-13: 9781840245004

From the Yorkshire Witch who was once accused of homicide whilst a potion for strong health and wellbeing became out to be deadly, to the girl who survived the gallows and took her empty coffin away together with her, this booklet includes macabre precise tales of accomplished girls from world wide.

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Then, turning to the crowds surrounding the scaffold, she tore off her hat and cloak and tossed them as souvenirs to the many outstretched hands. As she was doing so the hangman gathered his wits again and managed to drop the noose over her head – but rather than submitting to be slowly strangled (as usually happened at Tyburn), she threw herself over the side of the cart with such violence that her neck was broken, and she died instantly. 30 T HE U LTIMATE C OLLECTION OF G RISLY T ALES G ALLOWS , G UILLOTINE AND G AS C HAMBER FROM THE BOCKIN, Margaret (Germany) When, in 1580, a neighbour asked Margaret Bockin to look for lice in her hair, Margaret struck her from behind with an axe.

M. it was found that one of the gallows’ uprights and the crosspiece had been cut down, probably by vandals rather than by anyone who might have been in sympathy with the two women. ) but a carpenter was sent for and a new gallows quickly constructed and erected. Giving her cloak and purse to a friend, Elizabeth then helped the hangman to position the noose around her daughter’s neck, afterwards asking him for a dram of strong drink, but he refused, saying that she had already had a couple of drinks earlier in the prison.

Kindling was heaped around her and while the local residents either cheered or watched appalled, the tinder was ignited. As the flames leapt upwards the executioner attempted to reach forward and pull the rope with the intention of ending her life quickly by strangling her but, ironically, considering the method by which she had murdered her husband, the rope, singed by the mounting flames, had burnt away and Catherine collapsed, to be slowly incinerated in the roaring inferno. Unlike in Catherine’s case, a rope did Hannah Dagoe a favour.

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