The story of Dawleys Tom Palin

The story of Dawleys Tom Palin

Pete Jackson ponders the riots of Cinderloo and people’s champion, Tom Palin. Should more be done to commemorate his actions?

“When Tom Palin was hung on 7th April 1821 he had no one to ‘pull his leg”. People were hired at the time to hang on to the victim’s legs to give them a quicker death. Suspension hanging typically results in a much slower death than long drop hanging, and the extra weight on the victim’s legs could potentially make the rope mercifully work a little faster.

The record of Tom’s hanging reports a slow painful death”

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