A Lincolnshire author has released an E-book which gives a fascinating insight into Britain’s gruesome past.
Tales From the Gibbet Post, written by Daniel Codd, describes 100 years of murder, riot and execution in 18th century Britain.
A number of the horrific stories took place in Lincolnshire itself.
Mr Codd, 40, has a number of books published already including Mysterious Lincolnshire and Paranormal Devon.
During his research for the book, he uncovered many incidents which have never been brought to light.
He said: “I found some very interesting cases from the 18th century and a lot of these have never been reported or printed for the best part of 300 years.”
“They seem to have slipped from the pages of history.”
Before writing the E-book, Mr Codd spent the best part of seven years writing about ghosts.
Researching the ghost stories led him to a number of murders committed in the 1700s, which formed the basis for Tales From the Gibbet Post.
He said: “300 years ago when somebody was convicted of a crime, punishment was a lot harsher. They would be publicly hanged and their body would be put in a gibbet cage.”
“They would then be hoisted up and hung from a tree or gibbet post at the scene of the crime as a warning to others.”
*Tales from the Gibbet Post costs £2.94 and can be downloaded from Amazon.Tweet