Given the heavily restricted and private nature of executions after 1868, little information was often provided outside of an official and often sanitised report. One place where we do get interesting historical detail though is posthumously published diaries and recollections of hangmen. This is particularly true of one such case in Newcastle, the 1901 double execution of Uncle and nephew (John Miller and John Robert Miller).
My name is Dr. Patrick Low. I received my PhD in December 2019 for a thesis on capital punishment and post-mortem punishments in the North-East of England between 1752-1878. I am particularly interested in the reporting of executions in the press, postdeath practices on the body of the executed, the execution crowd and burial procedures. I have appeared on a number of episodes of BBC's Murder, Mystery and My Family and am available for other projects relating to my studies. I also created the website www.criminalcorpses.com for a brilliant Leicester University & Wellcome Trust Project. I am not quite as pretentious as my photo suggests. email@example.com