The Hanging in Chains Act 1834 brought an end to the post-mortem punishment of gibbeting. Having seemingly fallen into disuse in the early c19th it reared its ugly head two final times in the 1830s, both with fascinating consequences.
HANGING IN CHAINS ACT 1834
Timeline Text: Patrick Low
SLIDE 1: THE MURDER ACT
Image: Four Stages of Cruelty. Plate IV The REWARD OF CRUELTY. BY WILLIAM HOGARTH. IMAGE COURTESY OF WIKIMEDIA COMMONS