England · Executions

Man hanged for murdering his grandson

December 5, 1900 Manchester, England Joseph Holden is executed for the murder of his grandson Holden took his grandson, John Dawes (8), from school, claiming the boy's mother required him to run an errand for her. He instead lead John to a quarry (the lane to which is pictured, from "Bury Murders" by Sean Frain)… Continue reading Man hanged for murdering his grandson

England · Famous Last Words

FLW: a great leap in the dark

Famous Last Words Thomas Hobbes Derbyshire, England December 4, 1679 "I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark." Hobbes was a political philosopher with liberal views including the belief individuals should be free to do as they choose unless specifically forbidden by law. He died at the age of… Continue reading FLW: a great leap in the dark