The autobiography of Albert Pierrepoint, a Yorkshireman who for twentyfive years served as the public executioner in both the UK and Ireland. Pierrepoint comes. Albert Pierrepoint became an executioner in , at the age of 27, and This autobiography now offers a documentary record of his experience, which in. Executioner has ratings and 11 reviews. Executioner: Pierrepoint. .. fascinating autobiography of Albert Pierrepoint who was hangman in the U.K. for .

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The plerrepoint astonishing and revealing biographical Matthew Hopkins rated it it was amazing Apr 13, It starts with a long and rather unnecessary in my opinion account of his childhood but in the process we are introduced to Albert’s father and Uncle Tom, both of whom served as an executioner before Albert and from whom the younger man learned the rudiments of his trade whilst serving as an executioner’s assistant.

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However, the book can certainly be recommended for its unusualness, its valuable insight into a relatively unknown profession and the light it shines on a barbaric period in British history. Sep 18, Hannah Eiseman-Renyard rated it did not like it Shelves: Capital punishment, in my view, achieved nothing fxecutioner revenge.

It’s interesting to note that Pierrepoint didn’t relish in what he did and looked to treat his victims with as much humanity and dignity as he could and finally came to believe that there was no deterrent effect in capital punishment and that once people started using While some have mentioned that this is a little long winded I started to ignore the lyrics of songs that are intermittently strewn about the narrative it was still an interesting read because of the perspective that it came from.

Not like there is today. The Politics of the Rope: When he flew to Germany, he was followed across the airfield by the press, which he described as being “as unwelcome as a lynch mob”. Mark Flack rated it liked it Sep 01, The list also being accepted by the Irish Republic when it became independent.

Albert Pierrepoint

They were the last hangings in English legal history. I could take a three o’clock autobiogrraphy from Dublin after conducting an execution there and be opening my bar without comment at half past five. I think anyone who wants an informed view on the death penalty would do well to read it.

Her Majesty’s Stationery Office. If death were a deterrent, I might be expected to know.

Executioner: Pierrepoint. Albert Pierrepoint

Pierrepoint was born in Clayton in the West Riding of Yorkshire. His father, Henryand uncle Thomas were official hangmen before him.

In a interview with BBC Radio MerseysidePierrepoint expressed his uncertainty towards the sentiments, and said that when the autobiography was originally written, “there was not a lot of crime. After another struggle, the strap was wrapped tightly around his wrists. He received his formal acceptance letter as an assistant executioner at the end of September Murder at Wrotham HillDiana Souhami ‘s account of the murder of Dagmar Petrzywalski, includes Pierrepoint, contrasting his role as executioner of Petrzywalski’s murderer with his work hanging Nazi war criminals in the same period.

Executioner, Pierrepoint Albert Pierrepoint No preview available – He died on 10 Execufioneraged 87, in the nursing home where he had lived for the last four years of his life. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Pierrepoint dispenses some fascinating facts.

He subsequently admitted to executionet murder of Evans’s wife, but not the daughter.

I’d read that Pierrepoint came out as an advocate against the death penalty in his later life, autobiographhy that at one point he lived in my old neighbourhood. It was quite interesting but takes a rather strange tone throughout. For the remainder of the s Pierrepoint worked in the grocery business and as an assistant executioner. He wrote his memoirs in in which he concluded that capital punishment was not a autobioggraphy, although he may have changed his position after that.

In his autobiography, Pierrepoint changed his view on capital punishmentand wrote that hanging:. He was brought to the scaffold where a strap was wrapped around his ankles, followed by a cap and noose.

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His book is quite repetitive and would certainly have benefitted from some editing. Executioner, Pierrepoint Albert Pierrepoint Snippet view – I wanted to run my own business so that I should be under no obligation when I took time off.

Account Options Sign in. He ran a pub in Lancashire from the mids, which he continued to do until the s. Crimes Against the State: Woodswho was relatively inexperienced. A Family of Executioners. Refresh and try again.