The Man they Couldn't Hang.

placeholder gifThe Accused John Lee

JL was to be executed by hanging. His neck had a noose tied around it. Then he was stood over a trapdoor. But when the executioner pulled the lever the trap door remained shut.

After three attempts in all to hang him the judge decided that God didn't want John Lee dead. So he was given twenty one years in prison.

He came out at the age of forty two.

Written by LE Year 6

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Technical Information (Metadata)
Title Value
Written by LE Year 6
Organisation Ellacombe Primary School
Website not stated
Contributor   Ellacombe Primary School  
Identifier ref 136
Format   greyscale photograph of a sketch; 168 mm x 127 mm  
Coverage   Devon. Babbacombe  
Source   Torbay Library Services  
Subject   Lee. Babbacombe.  
Type   Image  
Publisher   Torbay Library Services  
Rights   Torbay Library Services  
Keywords picture portrait accused lee