"Execution of Captain Wirz at Washington, D. C., Friday, November 10th, 1865."— Frank Leslie, 1896

Captain Wirz's execution

"Execution of Captain Wirz at Washington, D. C., Friday, November 10th, 1865."— Frank Leslie,…

Cinq-Mars and de thou going to Execution.

Cinq Mars

Cinq-Mars and de thou going to Execution.

The Execution of Brunehaut.

Execution

The Execution of Brunehaut.

An illustration of two men, Egmont and Horn, being executed by beheading.

Execution of Egmont and Horn

An illustration of two men, Egmont and Horn, being executed by beheading.

"Preparing the prisoner for execution- putting on the black robe."— Frank Leslie, 1896

execution preparations

"Preparing the prisoner for execution- putting on the black robe."— Frank Leslie, 1896

Device for beheading during the French Revolution.

Guillotine

Device for beheading during the French Revolution.

The guillotine was a decapitating execution device invented by Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, remembered for its use in the French Revolution.

Guillotine

The guillotine was a decapitating execution device invented by Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, remembered for…

The guillotine was a device used for carrying out executions by decapitation. It consists of a tall upright frame from which a blade is suspended. This blade is raised with a rope and then allowed to drop, severing the victim's head from his or her body.

Guillotine

The guillotine was a device used for carrying out executions by decapitation. It consists of a tall…

An illustration of a guillotine which was a device used to carry out executions by decapitation. Guillotines consist of a tall, vertical frame where a blade is suspended.

Guillotine

An illustration of a guillotine which was a device used to carry out executions by decapitation. Guillotines…

A portait of the execution of Louis XVI by guillotine.

Execution of Louis XVI

A portait of the execution of Louis XVI by guillotine.

Protestant Christians worshipping in the wilderness to avoid religious execution.

Protestant Worship in the Wilderness

Protestant Christians worshipping in the wilderness to avoid religious execution.

(1542-1587) Mary, Queen of Scots (Mary I of Scotland).

Mary, Queen of Scots

(1542-1587) Mary, Queen of Scots (Mary I of Scotland).

Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress, more commonly known as the Tower of London (and historically as The Tower), is a historic monument in central London, England, on the north bank of the River Thames. The Tower of London is often identified with the White Tower, the original stark square fortress built by William the Conqueror in 1078. However, the tower as a whole is a complex of several buildings set within two concentric rings of defensive walls and a moat. The tower's primary function was a fortress, a royal palace, and a prison (particularly for high status and royal prisoners).

Procession to the Tower of London

Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress, more commonly known as the Tower of London (and historically…

The name Traitors' Gate has been used since the early seventeenth century, prisoners were brought by barge along the Thames, passing under London Bridge, where the heads of recently executed prisoners were displayed on pikes. Anne Boleyn, Sir Thomas More, Queen Catherine Howard, and Anne Boleyn's daughter, Elizabeth I, all entered the Tower by Traitors' Gate.

Traitor's Gate, Tower of London

The name Traitors' Gate has been used since the early seventeenth century, prisoners were brought by…