Background and Documents
 

Sites of Execution:

Tyburn Gallows - felons
The Tower of London - traitors
Execution Dock at Wapping - pirates
West Smithfield - heretics, witches, servants who killed their masters, and women who killed their husbands (also called "petty treason")
East Smithfield - often used to execute riverside thieves
Tyburn Hanging Tree and the Origins of Speakers' Corner
Tyburn Convent
The Doctrine of Passive Obedience: Death and Religion:
John Foxe's Book of Martyrs and The British Academy John Foxe Project
John Donne's Death's Duel
Eyewitnesses: References in Poetry: References in Theatre: Ballads and Execution:
"A Ballad of Anne Askew"
"The Briery Bush"
"Clever Tom Clinch Going to be Hanged" by Jonathan Swift
"A Proper New Ballad" (Thomas Deloney - search for title)
The Subgenre of Murder Ballads in the Street Literature of Britain
(Kristen F. Culler)
Broadside Ballad Index (search for "execution")

Pamplets:
The Torture and Execution of the Doctor Fian
Miscellaneous:
Glossary of Execution Jargon
Elizabethan/Jacobean Prisons

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