Notice of Execution

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Title

Notice of Execution

Subject

Execution of William Burke

Description

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.

Publisher

Surgeons' Hall Museum

Date

January 28, 1829

Contributor

Kanak Agarwal, Christine Chang, Elizabeth Turac, Kelly Collins, Amelia Abernathy

Rights

N/A

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Original Format

Physical Object of Execution notice

Files

execution notice.png

Citation

“Notice of Execution,” Enlightenmens, accessed November 30, 2022, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/796.

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