36th year  -  N° 106                 Friday, 16 April 2021         Antwerpen		
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Friday 8th of April 1672

349 years ago He Was to Rot Away

Mass murderer Thomas Lancaster is executed by hanging in High Wray Farm, Hawkshead, Cumbria, United Kingdom.

Lancaster poisoned his wife, her father, her three sisters, her former fiancé, her aunt and a servant and to make it look like a local epidemic, went on to poison some of his neighbours. Lancaster was hung from his own front door at High Wray Farm and then taken by horse and cart to Poole Stang where his body was placed on a gibbet to rot away.