Execution

Execution

It’s 1405 and you find yourself at the front of Micklegate Bar.The Executioner will be there soon, so practice your boos and cheers, no execution is complete without a good baying mob.

But wait, there’s rumours of a traitor in the crowd…let’s just hope it isn’t you!

WHO WILL YOU MEET?

The Executioner is running a bit late, but their punishment isn’t. It doesn’t really matter who swings the Axe, as long as it hits the head of the stinking traitor. But what is that smell? And who is that weird person standing next to the big chopping block?

The fun isn’t stopping any time soon peasants, there’s even more audience interaction; plenty of shouting, booing, laughing and a few surprising screams. You’ll almost wish it was your head getting chopped.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

  • What the Halifax Gibbet is, and why it’s even better than an axe
  • Why the 4th Earl of Norfolk and Archbishop of York lost their heads
  • What made Micklegate Bar such a famous gateway to York

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