Gone Medieval


Executions in Medieval London

Public executions were a major part of Londoners’ lives from the 12th century right through to the 19th. Now the Museum of London Docklands has brought the rarely told and often tragic human stories behind these events to a superb new exhibition, containing a range of fascinating objects, paintings and projections, many of which have rarely been seen in public.

In this edition of Gone Medieval, Matt Lewis explores some of the exhibition’s Medieval stories and items with curator Meriel Jeater.

The Senior Producer on this episode was Elena Guthrie. It was edited by Rob Weinberg. 

**WARNING: This episode contains graphic descriptions of methods of execution**

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