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Exploring History

The Family Business

Albert Pierrepoint, Britain’s last hangman

On March 30, 1905, an unassuming and dapper Englishman named Albert Pierrepoint was born. He would one day own a pub in Lancashire called “Help the Poor Struggler.” He also had another gig that was a bit more unusual — he was Great Britain’s Chief executioner.

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Kathy Copeland Padden

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