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Above, the execution of William Corder by hanging in 1828; below, William Corder's head as it appeared on the dissecting table and the iron entrance door to the scaffold. Lithograph by Bean and Mundays.

Bean, 1970-

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view Above, the execution of William Corder by hanging in 1828; below, William Corder's head as it appeared on the dissecting table and the iron entrance door to the scaffold. Lithograph by Bean and Mundays.

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Credit: Above, the execution of William Corder by hanging in 1828; below, William Corder's head as it appeared on the dissecting table and the iron entrance door to the scaffold. Lithograph by Bean and Mundays. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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William Corder was executed on the 6. August 1828 for the murder of Maria Marten

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1 print : lithograph

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This print is given gratuitous to the purchasers of Weekly Dispatch. A correct representation of the execution of Wme. cCorder, the hangmen is adjusting the rope round the prisoner's neck, while an assistant is supporting the wretched man. Mr. Orridge is announcing Corder's acknowledgement of the justness of his sentence. The head of Corder as it appeared on the dissection table

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Tony Gould (ed.), Cures and curiosities: inside the Wellcome Library, London 2007, p. 84

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Wellcome Library no. 43542i

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