Tyburn Tree (site of)
A stone slab here marks the site of Tyburn Tree, a triangular timber gallows erected for the execution of common criminals, nobility were dispatched at Tower Hill. Executions became extremely popular events, could attract crowds of thousands and be treated as public holidays. The unfortunates included those convicted of treason against the realm and priests for their religious beliefs, common thieves, murderers and highwaymen.
As an act of revenge for beheading of his father, Charles II ordered the corpse of Oliver Cromwell and others to be disinterred and hanged at Tyburn in January 1661. The last execution here, that of a highwayman, took place in 1783.
Address: Marble Arch, W1
Marble Arch Station
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