Execution of Lord Ferrers

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Title

Execution of Lord Ferrers

Subject

Death penalty during the 18th century

Description

During the 18th century people would get the death penalty for stealing small items. In order to prevent blood baths, sentences could be pushed back or the charge could be made as a less serious offence.

Creator

Walter Thornbury

Source

https://www.oldbaileyonline.org/static/Punishment.jsp

Publisher

University of Sheffield

Date

1760

Contributor

Swetha Mohandas

Relation

Death was known as the penalty for minor property offenses so people could be hung for stealing the smallest item.

Format

Painting

Language

English

Files

ferrers_at_tyburn_web.jpg

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Citation

Walter Thornbury, “Execution of Lord Ferrers,” Enlightenmens, accessed December 4, 2022, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/465.

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