Executed Today is a blog of history, sociology, biography, criminology, law, and kismet — an unrepresentative but arresting view of the human condition across time and circumstance from the parlous vantage of the scaffold.

Executed Today is a daily chronicle — each day the story of an historical execution that took place on this date, and the story behind it.

Today, 13 August 1964: Gwynne Owen Evans and Peter Anthony Allen, England's last hangings.