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Six About to Hang

The Sixth Doctor about to be hanged on Varos. (TV: Vengeance on Varos)

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Hanging was an execution method in which a person's neck would be broken by a noose tied to gallows. An individual employed to hang criminals was known as a hangman.

In 1651, Sam Swift was meant to be hanged at Tyburn. When he was pardoned, the crowd was upset, and wanted the Twelfth Doctor to hang instead. (TV: The Woman Who Lived)

In 1692, several people in Salem Village were sentenced to be hanged for witchcraft, including John Proctor and Rebecca Nurse. (PROSE: The Witch Hunters)

On 16 April 1746, in the aftermath of the Battle of Culloden, British Army officers hanged captured Jacobites. (TV: The Highlanders)

In the 1860s, Jeremiah Castle was hanged. (AUDIO: Jago & Litefoot & Patsy)

In the 1880s, the Fifth Doctor was hanged by a mob under the Master's control. He survived thanks to his respiratory bypass system. (PROSE: A Town Called Eternity)

In October 1881, Phineas Clanton and his brothers Ike and Billy threatened to hang Steven Taylor if Wyatt Earp did not release the First Doctor, whom they believed to be Doc Holliday, from prison. They got so far as to put a noose around his neck before Steven was freed by Wyatt Earp. (TV: The Gunfighters)

In 1893, Clarence DeMarco was sentenced to be hanged for murder. (TV: The Name of the Doctor)

On Varos in the late 23rd century, the Governor regularly used the threat of hanging to elicit last-minute confessions from his subjects. (TV: Vengeance on Varos)

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