Last execution at the tower of London.

The last execution in the Tower of London took place during World War II when Josef Jakobs, a German soldier, was captured while parachuting into England.

Following his trial, he was convicted of espionage, brought to the Tower and executed by firing squad on August 15, 1941.

The chair in which he sat during his execution is still on display.

Jakobs was just one of many who were executed at the Tower of London during its 900 year history, and as a result it has gained a reputation as one of the most haunted locations in Britain.



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