Talk to cover history of capital punishment in the Isle of Man

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Capital punishment in the Isle of Man is the grisly subject of a seminar being held at the Manx Museum in Douglas on Saturday.

The Centre for Manx Studies event will look at how the issue of capital punishment in the island has at times been out of step with legislation in the UK - and at one point in the early 1870s caused a great deal of embarrassment for Queen Victoria.

The seminar, which is open to all and will take place at the Museum’s lecture theatre from 11am to midday, is entitled ‘Colonialism, capital punishment and failing to amuse Queen Victoria: Manx capital punishment 1800-2000’.

It will be led by Professor Peter Edge from the School of Law at Oxford Brookes University.

There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion after Prof Edge’s talk.

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