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By Penalty Of Death Quiz

Enough of the easy stuff, time for some serious history. Hangings in Britain, youngest, last etc., and its abolition. 10 Questions.

 
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How old was Alice Glaston, hanged on 13 April 1546, for an unspecified crime, and is almost certainly the youngest girl ever to have been executed in Britain?

  • 8 years
  • 11 years
  • 14 years
  • 16 years

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Probably the youngest child executed in England was John Dean, convicted in February 1629 at the Abingdon Assizes aged "between 8 & 9 years", for what crime?

  • Poisoning 2 girls
  • Theft of 2 loaves
  • Burning 2 houses
  • Rustling 2 pigs

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Convicted of the murder of her lover, David Blakely, who became the last woman to be hanged in the United Kingdom on 9 October 1955?

  • Charlotte Bryant
  • Louisa Merrifield
  • Ruth Ellis
  • Dorothea Waddingham

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In which year did Vivian Teed, 24, sentenced for the murder of sub-postmaster William Williams, become the last person to be executed in Wales?

  • 1958
  • 1955
  • 1953
  • 1951

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For what crime did Gwynne Owen Evans (at Strangeways) and Peter Anthony Allen (at Walton Prison) simultaneously become the last people to be executed in England at 08.00 on 13 August 1964?

  • Murder
  • Treason
  • Mutiny
  • Piracy

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On 15 August 1963, for the murder of seaman Thomas Guyan, who was the last person to be hanged in Scotland?

  • Patrick Leggett
  • Henry John Burnett
  • William Harkness
  • James Robertson

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Where was Robert McGladdery, 25, executed on 20 December 1961 for the murder of Pearl Gamble; the last person to be hanged in Northern Ireland?

  • Crumlin Road, Belfast
  • Maghaberry, County Antrim
  • Hydebank Wood, Belfast
  • Magilligan, Londonderry

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The last death sentence served in England was on David Chapman, in November 1965 for the murder of a nightwatchman. The sentence was commuted and he was released from prison in which year?

  • 1989
  • 1984
  • 1979
  • 1974

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Capital punishment was abolished for murder in 1965 in England and where else in 1973?

  • Scotland
  • Wales
  • Cornwall
  • Northern Ireland

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Hanging remained available in England (until the Lords amendment to the Crime and Disorder Act 1998), for Treason and what other crime?

  • Piracy with Violence
  • Arson to a Royal Dockyard
  • Mutiny
  • Espionage

 

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