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The execution of Mary Blandy

6th April 1752

The execution of Mary Blandy took place on 6 April 1752 who was accused of poisoning her father with arsenic. Her last request was ‘For the sake of decency, gentlemen, don’t hang me high’, out of concern that young men in the crowd would look up her skirts

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