Execution by hanging at Odd-Down, Bath 1748
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38cm
actual image size: 30cm x 32cm

Execution by hanging at Odd-Down, Bath 1748

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Wednesday 14th September 1748. Was executed at Odd Down, near Bath, Rich Biggs, for the murder of his wife in a shocking manner, her head, breast, arms, legs and thighs, being cover'd with bruises and wounds and her lower parts greatly swell'd and black, after which he flung her dead body into the river near Bath: he was convicted on the evidence of his own son, 11 years old; - When he was on the ladder he jump'd down, and lay flat on the ground, so that the executioner was put to difficulty to hang him. Transcription, Gentleman's Magazine 1748.
 

Image Reference

12116
 

Collection Reference

Hunt Vol III p116
 

Original Width (mm)

90
 

Original Height (mm)

90
 

Collection Location

Bath Central Library
 

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