A not so Merry Christmas in Morpeth

Now, I'm sure most of you are wondering what can possibly be the link between Christmas and capital punishment, but I assure you there are many. In fact, if you were formally an avid reader of the blog then you might remember that capital punishment at Christmas had been the subject of a previous blog. For our purposes though, I want to focus on one particular case - the execution of Richard Charlton at Morpeth Prison in December 1875.