My Experiences as an Executioner

James BERRY (1852 - 1913)

From 1884 until 1891, James Berry was an executioner. In this time he carried out 131 hangings. In this memoir he writes about the methods he used, and the final moments of some of those he executed. - Summary by ashleighjane

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Memoirs

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction ashleighjane
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Play 01 The Executioner at Home ashleighjane
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Play 02 How I Became an Executioner ashleighjane
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Play 03 My First Execution ashleighjane
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Play 04 My Method of Execution - Calculations and Apparatus ashleighjane
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Play 05 My Method of Execution - The Proceedings ashleighjane
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Play 06 Other Methods of Execution ashleighjane
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Play 07 Two Terrible Experiences ashleighjane
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Play 08 How Murderers Die ashleighjane
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Play 09 From the Murderer's Point of View ashleighjane
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Play 10 On Capital Punishment ashleighjane
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Play 11 Hanging: From a Business Point of View ashleighjane
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Play 12 The Press and the Public ashleighjane
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Play 13 Incidents and Anecdotes - Appendix ashleighjane
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