Doomed to hang: At Newgate prison, 17 condemned men knelt in a circle waiting to learn their fate. But for James and John – the only ones accused of ‘the detestable crime’ of being gay – there was no mercy. Read CHRIS BRYANT’s haunting new book

In the first extract from his haunting new book about their case, the Labour MP Chris Bryant covered their trial. Today he describes the horrifying aftermath.


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