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J is for William Jobling

William Jobling

William Jobling was a miner in the town of Jarrow in the north east of England who in 1832 became the last man to be gibbeted in the United Kingdom.

It was a miserable death – to be hung by the neck until dead and then to have your body left to swing in the breeze in a metal cage as a warning to others. And Jobling had not even been the chief culprit of the crime he was convicted for… Read more ›››