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Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Last public execution at Tyburn Gallows in London
JURIST Staff at 12:01 AM ET

On November 3, 1783, the last public execution took place at Tyburn Gallows in London, when John Austin was hanged for highway robbery. From the hanging of William Fitz Osburn in 1196 until Austin's execution, Tyburn served as London's primary location for public executions.

Learn more about the trial of John Austin.

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