DiscoverEnglish Learning for Curious Minds#288 | Albert Pierrepoint | Britain’s Most Famous Executioner
#288 | Albert Pierrepoint | Britain’s Most Famous Executioner

#288 | Albert Pierrepoint | Britain’s Most Famous Executioner

Update: 2022-08-114
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He was Britain's most famous hangman and was responsible for the executions of up to 600 prisoners.

In this episode, we'll explore the curious life of a man who ended people's lives for a living.



  • The unusual boyhood dream of Albert Pierrepoint

  • Executions running in the family

  • Capital punishment in the UK in the early 20th century

  • Becoming an assistant executioner and working with his uncle

  • Conducting his first execution

  • The "long drop"

  • Executing Nazi war criminals

  • Becoming a pub landlord

  • Why Albert Pierrepoint was so successful

  • Controversial hangings in the 1950s

  • Was he really a kind and gentle man?

  • Retiring from his job as an executioner

  • The beliefs of Albert Pierrepoint about capital punishment

  • Legacy in books, films & TV

Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/albert-pierrepoint


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Keywords: Learn English, idioms, aprende inglés, idiomas, aprender inglês, apprendre l'anglais, imparare l’inglese, ingilizce öğren,英語を習う, تعلم الإنجليزية

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#288 | Albert Pierrepoint | Britain’s Most Famous Executioner

#288 | Albert Pierrepoint | Britain’s Most Famous Executioner

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