British Executions

Guy Fawkes

Age: 36

Sex: male

Crime: high treason

Date Of Execution: 31 Jan 1606

Crime Location:

Execution Place: London

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Guy Fawkes was involved in the planned to assassinate the Protestant King James and replace him with his daughter, third in the line of succession, Princess Elizabeth.

Whilst he was due to be hanged, whilst climbing the scaffold he fell and broke his neck.