Hangman's Rope

Hangman's Rope Crimes and Criminals American History Civil Rights Social Studies Trials

In this 19th-century wood engraving, we see an artist's depiction of Mary Dyer walking hand-in-hand with William Robinson and Marmaduke Stevenson on their way to the gallows at Boston Common.

Each would face the hangman's rope.  The men were hanged on October 27, 1659.  Mary Dyer was reprieved on that day, even as the rope was being tightened around her neck. 

She would live another seven months.

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Media Credits

Engraving by an unknown artist, online courtesy Library of Congress.



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