A tale of two gibbets
The macabre post-mortem punishment of two Sheffield criminals
Good afternoon members — and welcome to Thursday’s newsletter.
“The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there,” wrote L.P. Hartley in his 1953 novel “The Go-Between”. Today’s members’ story proves that maxim horrifically accurate by recalling the cruel and unusual punishment dished out to two eighteenth-century Sheffield criminals: Fran…