Executioner arrives at the castle

John White, playing Gilbert Savage, the executioner, at Conisbrough Castle
John White, playing Gilbert Savage, the executioner, at Conisbrough Castle
0
Have your say

Tourists from all over the world descended on Conisbrough for a grisly history lesson.

Actor John White took the role of Gilbert Savage, medieval executioner, for a series of talks at the 11th century Conisbrough Castle keep, to tell visitors how people would be scarred for life for stealing, or brutally put to death for treason. He put in 10 performances over the weekend, over two days, in sun-drenched conditions.

n Log on to www.thestar.co.uk/video to see John speak about the role.