One of the great events in the early years of Victoria's reign was a public hanging. It was free and in 1849, there were a total of 23 hangings in the UK.
While figures vary dramatically, there is no reason to doubt that the number of spectators might range anywhere from 20,000 up to 100,000.
So when a beautiful, young servant was condemned to hang at Bristol Goal, there was bound to be a huge turnout to watch the grisly deed.
Listen to the crime that led up to this punishment that changed Bristol's view's on hangings forever.
This podcast has been specially edited from a Bradley Stoke Radio show in Bristol, England. If you liked it please leave a rating and maybe a comment.
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Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Saturday 07 April 1849
Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard - Tuesday 24 April 1849