Sunday, July 17, 2011

Executions at the Tower of London

This is a list of confirmed executions. I imagine there were quite a few more executions at the tower.

Did you know there is a high block and low block method. The low block crated problems for the executioner because the axe's blade was difficult to land square occasionally requiring multiple swings for a successful removal. The high block method mitigated this to a great extent.

German executioner's axe

English execution's axe

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