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London Borough of Tower Hamlets in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

A place of execution

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
1. A place of execution Marker
Inscription.  
Over 400 years, 112 people were executed on Tower Hill watched by crowds of eager spectators. The last execution was in 1747, when many spectators were injured in the crush to watch the beheading of the Scottish rebel Lord Lovat.

The greatest threat to the royal fortress has always come from the City of London so early Tower authorities gained control of the land beyond the moat, including Tower Hill. The extent of these ‘Tower Liberties’ has been disputed with the City for centuries. The boundary is still marked by stones today.

En 400 ans, pas moins de 112 personnes furent executees à Tower sous les regards curieux d'un public nombreux. La dernière execution remonte à 1747: la décapitation du rebelle ecossais lord Lovat attira alors tellement de spectateurs que les gradins s'effondrèrent sous le poids de la foule, faisant de nombreux blesses.

Uber einen Zeitraum vors 400 Jahren wurden auf dem Tower Hill 112 Menschen hingerichtet - und dies wurde stets von zahlreichen neugierigen Schaulustigen bezeugt. Die letzte Hinrichtung reicht auf das Jahr 1747 zurück. Bei der Enthauptung des schottischen Rebellen

A place of execution Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
2. A place of execution Marker
The marker is at the center. To the right are walls and fortifications of the Tower of London.
Lord Lovat waren derart viele Menschen anwesend, dass viele der Zuschauer im Gedränge verletzt wurden.

A lo largo de 400 años, 112 personas fueron ejecutadas en Tower Hill bajo la atenta mirada de los ansiosos espectadores. La ultima ejecución fue en 1747, cuando muchos espectadores resultaron heridos en el tumulto para ver la decapitación del rebelde escocés Lord Lovat.

Nel corso di 400 anni, ben 112 persone sono state giustiziate a Tower Hal sotto lo sguardo vigile di grandi folle. L'ultima esecuzione ebbe luogo nel 1747, anno in cui molti spettatori, desiderosi di assistere alla decapitazione del ribelle scozzese Lord Lovat, rimasero tenti nella calca.



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Location. 51° 30.504′ N, 0° 4.7′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Tower Hamlets, England, in Greater London County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Tower Hill and Trinity Square, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Located on the Tower of London Plaza. Marker is in this post office area: London Borough of Tower Hamlets, England EC3N 4DJ, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The fortress extends (here, next to this marker); Tea on Tower Hill (here, next to this marker);

<i>...the execution of Thomas Earle of Strafford...upon Tower Hill, the 12th of May, 1641.</i> image. Click for full size.
Wenceslaus Hollar (image courtesy of the New York Public Library), circa 1660
3. ...the execution of Thomas Earle of Strafford...upon Tower Hill, the 12th of May, 1641.
The royal menagrie leaves (here, next to this marker); The coronation procession (here, next to this marker); Entering the fortress (here, next to this marker); Historic Royal Palaces (a few steps from this marker); Wharfinger Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); The Tower in 1700 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
 
Also see . . .
1. Tower of London. (Submitted on May 13, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Tower of London on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 13, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 13, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 67 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 13, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.   3. submitted on May 14, 2018.
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