Half hangit Maggie, the woman who survived her execution

September 2, 1724Edinburgh, ScotlandMargaret Dickson (approximately 22) is hanged, incompletely, for the murder of her child “Ye Sons of Satan, Candidates of Hell, Listen unto the serious Truths I tell,” cautions a pamphlet announcing Dickson’s execution. The pamphlet continued, in rhyme, explaining the nature of Dickson’s crime and concluded: “The Miscreant kills the Fruit of…