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Execution of the notorious William Burke the murderer

Unknown, 1829, Engraving
Execution of the notorious William Burke the murderer
Execution of the notorious William Burke the murderer
Execution of the notorious William Burke the murderer
Category
Library Item
Item no
21676
Title
Execution of the notorious William Burke the murderer, who supplied Dr Knox with subjects
Description
An engraving of the execution of William Burke. Burke is standing on the execution platform with a rope around his neck and surrounded by soldiers. The Royal Mile is filled with people watching the event and every overlooking window is filled with people. St Giles Kirk can be seen in the background with it's crown spire.
Artist / maker
Date
1829
Type
Location
Edinburgh and Scottish Collection