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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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...
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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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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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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Bible John
Bible John is the nickname of a serial killer who is believed to have murdered three young women after meeting them at the Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow, Scotland, between 1968 and 1969. As of 2014, ...
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...
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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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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James I of Scotland
James I (late July 1394 – 21 February 1437), King of Scotland from 1406, was the son of King Robert III and Annabella Drummond. He was the last of three sons and by the time he was eight both of his ...
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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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James Carnegie of Finhaven
James Carnegie of Finhaven (died 1765) is famous for his trial for the killing of Charles Lyon, 6th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne which resulted in the not guilty verdict becoming a recognised part...
Square Mile of Murder
The Square Mile of Murder relates to an area of west-central Glasgow, Scotland. The term was first coined by the Scottish journalist and author Jack House, whose 1961 book of the same name was based o...
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Peter Tobin
Peter Britton Tobin (born 27 August 1946) is a convicted Scottish serial killer and sex offender now serving a sentence of life imprisonment in Edinburgh Prison for the murders of three young women.Pr...
James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray
James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray (c. 1531 – 23 January 1570) a member of the House of Stewart as the illegitimate son of King James V, was Regent of Scotland for his nephew, the infant King James VI o...
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