British Executions

William Collingbourne

Age: 49

Sex: male

Crime: treason

Date Of Execution: 1 Dec 1484

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Tower Hill

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


William Collingbourne was executed for favouring the cause of Henry Tudor and encouraging Henry Tudor to land at Poole.

After having been hanged, he was cut down immediately and his entrails were then extracted and thrown into the fire, and all this was so speedily done that when the executioners pulled out his heart he spoke and said, 'Oh Lord Jesus, yet more trouble!'

see Susan Higginbotham