Hanging Criminals in Chains [Gibbeting]


Gibbeting was common law punishment, which a judge could impose in addition to execution.

This practice was regularised in England by the Murder Act 1751, which empowered judges to impose this for murder.

A bill {HC Deb vol 22 cc155-7} was presented to Parliament 13th March 1834 that put an end to the practice!


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