Capital punishment in the United Kingdom
Capital punishment in the United Kingdom was used from the creation of the state in 1707 until the practice was abolished in the 20th century. The last executions in the United Kingdom were by hanging...
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Allan Stewart (Jacobite)
Ailean Breac Stiùbhart (c. 1711 – c. 1791) was a soldier and Scottish Jacobite. He was also a central figure in a murder case that inspired novels by Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson.
In ac...
William Douglas, 8th Earl of Douglas
William Douglas, 8th Earl of Douglas, 2nd Earl of Avondale (1425 – 22 February 1452) was a late Mediaeval Scottish nobleman, Lord of Galloway, and Lord of the Regality of Lauderdale, and the most powe...
Bernt Carlsson
Bernt Wilmar Carlsson (21 November 1938 – 21 December 1988) was Assistant-Secretary-General of the United Nations and United Nations Commissioner for Namibia from July 1987 until he died on Pan Am Fli...
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Murder of Kriss Donald
4°11′57″W / 55.842099°N 4.199232°W / 55.842099; -4.199232Kriss Donald (2 July 1988 – 15 March 2004) was a Scottish fifteen-year-old white male who was kidnapped and murdered i...
Madeleine Smith
Madeleine Hamilton Smith (29 March 1835 – 28 April 1928) was a 19th-century Glasgow socialite who was the accused in a sensational murder trial in Scotland in 1857.
Smith was the first child of an...
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Capital theft
Capital theft is the name sometimes given to aggravated theft in countries where such a crime is punishable by amputation or death. For instance, the Sudanese criminal code at §170 and 171 defines suc...
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Abdelbaset al-Megrahi
Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi ( pronunciation  Arabic: عبد الباسط محمد علي المقرحي‎, ʿAbdu l-Bāsiṭ ʿAlī Muḥammad al-Maqraḥī; 1 April 1952 – 20 May 2012) was head of security for...
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Renee MacRae
Renee MacRae (born Christina Catherine MacDonald, February 1940) is a Scottish woman who is missing, presumed to have been murdered. Her disappearance along with her son is currently Britain's longest...
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John Porteous (soldier)
Captain John Porteous, was a Scottish soldier and Captain of the Edinburgh City or Town Guard, (ca. 1695 – 1736).
John Porteous was born at The Glen, Quair Water, near Traquair, in the Borde...
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Sandyford murder case
The Sandyford murder case was a well-known proceeding of the late 19th and early 20th centuries in the United Kingdom. The case revolved around the brutal murder of one Jessie McPherson, a servant, in...
Drowning-pit
A 'Drowning-pit', 'Drowning pool' or 'Murder-hole' was a pit or well dug for the purpose of specifically executing females under Scottish feudal laws. Rivers, lochans, etc. were used if conveniently s...
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William Henry Bury
William Henry Bury (25 May 1859 – 24 April 1889) was suspected of being the notorious serial killer "Jack the Ripper". He was hanged for the murder of his wife Ellen in 1889, and was the last person e...
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Burke and Hare murders
The Burke and Hare murders, or West Port murders, were a series of murders committed in Edinburgh, Scotland, over a period of about ten months in 1828. The killings were attributed to Irish immigrants...
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Ardlamont murder
The Ardlamont murder (also known as the Ardlamont mystery and the Monson case), which took place in Argyll, Scotland, on 10 August 1893, gave rise to two high-profile court cases: a murder trial in Ed...
David Beaton
David Beaton (c. 1494 – 29 May 1546) was Archbishop of St Andrews and the last Scottish Cardinal prior to the Reformation.
Cardinal Beaton was a younger son of John Beaton of Balfour in the ...
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Susan Newell
Susan Newell (1893–1923) was the last woman to be hanged in Scotland. She killed newspaper boy, John Johnston. It is speculated that she killed the boy trying to obtain his small amount of mone...