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The Execution of William North

The following articles regarding the Execution of William North, are originally sourced from the Morning Chronicle.   Saturday 22 February 1823 His Majesty was pleased to order the following for execution: . . . Wm. North, convicted last September Sessions of an unnatural crime, on Monday morning next. (Morning Chronicle) Tuesday, 25 February 1823 EXECUTION. – …

James Pratt and John Smith

James Pratt and John Smith, the last men to hang for Sodomy in England – Date of Execution: 1835 Although anal sex between consenting male adults is now legal in the UK, this was by no means always the case. Astonishingly, homosexual activity was a criminal offence right up until 1967, when the law was …

Abraham Adams, Executed for Sodomy at Newgate (1762 – 1815)

Abraham Adams was born in May 1762 at Mr Hardesty’s Bear and Ragged Staff, Mayfair, St George Hanover Square, London. He was born in an apartment rented by his father Abraham Adams Senior for the purpose of his illicit affair with an Elizabeth Burton. Abraham Senior was at the time married to a Priscilla Craister …

Munoo (1782 – 1814), Executed for Sodomy.

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