John Breads’ Gibbet

Crime and punishment story at the Ypres Tower

Crime and punishment story at the Ypres Tower

THE BREADS GIBBET: A TALE OF CRIME AND PUNISHMENT The cage-like object is a gibbet. In the 1700s a gibbet like this was used to display the body of the murderer John Breads for more than 50 years on Gibbet Marsh.    Our exhibit occupies the very cell where he was kept before he was hanged.  … read more …

First posted in Featured, From Our Collection, Ypres Tower Posts on 12th August 2013
Last updated: 2nd November 2013
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