gallows tree

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It is part of Barry's new book on crime and punishment in 18th Century Northumberland, called The Gallows Tree, from Tyne Bridge Publishing at PS7.
He is the fourth generation of his family to run Gallantry Bank Farm - a name corrupted from the original, Gallows Tree, a 17th century execution site.
As I was walking through the streets of--, His charming features I chanced to see: He marched more like a commanding officer Than a man to die on the gallows tree .
The execution of Archibald Campbell, Earl of Argyll, in 1685 prompted the MacDonalds to invade his land, hang the locals from the Gallows Tree in Inveraray, then crop the ears off the rest and send them to Jamaica and North Carolina.