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1949: Margaret “Bill” Allen, transgender

(Thanks to Meaghan Good of the Charley Project for the guest post. -ed.) On January 12, 1949, Margaret Allen was executed by Albert Pierrepoint at Strangeways Gaol. She was the first woman hanged there since Charlotte Bryant in 1936. 41-year-old Margaret had beaten to death an elderly neighbor, Nancy Ellen Chadwick, on August 21, 1948, […]
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