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Execution

Execution

Its 1405 - join the crowds gathered to witness our careless executioner as he shares the gory tales of York's Micklegate Bar. But watch out… there is a traitor amongst you. Who will be next to lose his or her head?.

  • Meet the dirty, stinking medieval peasant who is eager to be the Executioner of York.
  • Watch your mates be picked by the Executioner for death!
  • Be executed by the Halifax Gibbet, beheaded or be held in the pillory and shamed in Micklegate Bar, gateway to the city.

What you'll learn

  • What were the different types of execution including the Halifax Gibbet?
  • Why did Thomas Mowbray, 4th Earl of Norfeck and Richard Le Scrope lose their heads?

Dungeons Uncovered

This is a great show in the York Dungeon. The actor will interact with the group – guaranteeing some good laughs.

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“Me and my girlfriend came to York Dungeon during our visit to the city and we were blown away!

I don't normally go for audience participation attractions but this one drew me in with it's h…”

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