Henry Adlington

Henry Adlington

Burnt at the stake in Bow (or possibly Stratford) for his Protestant beliefs.

Person, Execution, Religion

1 memorial
Operation Anthropoid

Operation Anthropoid

The code name for the assassination of SS-Obergruppenführer and General der Polizei, Reinhard Heydrich. This was the only only targeted killing of a top-ranking Nazi.  The operation was carried out...

Event, Execution, Czechoslovakia

1 memorial
John Apprice

John Apprice

Burnt at the stake in Bow (or possibly Stratford) for his Protestant beliefs. Blind. Shared a stake with Laverock who chatted with him during their ordeal.

Person, Execution, Religion

1 memorial
Lord Balmerino

Lord Balmerino

Jacobite.  Taken prisoner at the Battle of Culloden.  Tried and beheaded on the Tower Hill scaffold.

Person, Armed Forces, Execution, Scotland

1 memorial
Section Officer Yolande Elsa Maria Beekman, Croix de Guerre

Section Officer Yolande Elsa Maria Beekman, Croix de Guerre

Yolande Elsa Maria Unternahrer was born on 28 October 1911 at 13 Avenue de la Grande Armée, Paris, France, one of the six children of Swiss nationals Michelangelo Mercurio (1872-1953) and Berthe Ly...

Person, War Memorial WW2, Espionage, Execution, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland

1 memorial
Richard Beere

Richard Beere

Monk at London Charterhouse. Nephew of the Richard Beere who was Abbot of Glastonbury. Became a Carthusian in February 1523. Taken to Newgate Prison, chained and left to starve to death though ther...

Person, Execution, Religion

1 memorial
Anne Boleyn

Anne Boleyn

Second wife of Henry VIII and so Queen of England, 1533 to 1536.  Though married to Catherine of Aragon, Henry developed a passion for one of her maids of honour, Anne, and so began the whole horri...

Person, Execution, Royalty, Seriously Famous

4 memorials
Jane Boleyn, Viscountess Rochford

Jane Boleyn, Viscountess Rochford

Born Jane Parker, a distant relative of Henry VIII, she became a lady-in-waiting to his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, and to quite a few of those that followed.  Married Anne Boleyn’s brother, G...

Person, Execution

1 memorial
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Lutheran pastor and theologian. 1933 - 35 he was a pastor at two German speaking London churches: German Evangelical Church - Sydenham and the German Reformed Church of St Paul's - Whitechapel. Bo...

Person, Execution, Religion, Germany

4 memorials
Thomas Bowyer

Thomas Bowyer

Burnt at the stake in Bow (or possibly Stratford) for his Protestant beliefs.

Person, Execution, Religion

1 memorial
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