The Rochdale Hangman and His Victims

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Jade, 1998 - Executions and executioners - 455 pages
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Biography of John Ellis public executioner from 1901-1923 involved in 203 executions including Sir Roger Casement, Dr Crippen, George Smith, Frederick Seddon, Major Armstrong, Thompson and Bywaters etc. Ellis displayed compassion towards his victims but the pressures brought about his own tragic death.

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