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Image of the gibbet cage of John Breads. Breads's body was placed in the metal cage after he had committed murder, in order to warn the public. Breads' body was the last to be held in the town gibbet.

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William Burke was hanged at Edinburgh on Wednesday the 28th of January, 1829. He was charged for murdering Margery M'Conegal and afterwards selling her body to the Doctors. Burke made the following confession displayed on the execution notice.

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A drawing of a women witnessing a public execution after the Murder Act of Great Britain was passed

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Painting of surgery on an executed body after the Great Britain murder act was passed.
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