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1769: Six felons at Tyburn, keeping away thoughts of death

Six Britons — Joseph Stackhouse, William Litchfield, John Anning, Joseph Godwin, Joseph Simpson, and George Low, Lowe, or Law — hanged together at Tyburn on this date in 1769, notwithstanding some public anticipation of a late reprieve for the well-connected Simpson. Their individual tragic passions are little enough notable from centuries’ distance among the forests […]
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