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Public Executions in London

For at least 700 years, presumed criminals were publicly executed in London. Such occasions were often gruesome, gory and very popular.


A new exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands explores this grisly history - who the recipients of capital punishment were, the places where they met their end and how they died, and the crimes that were punishable by death.


In this episode of Not Just the Tudors, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb tours the exhibition with curator Tom Ardill.


**WARNING: This episode contains graphic descriptions of executions**


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