…as I do right now, try looking at the Executed Today site I just stumbled upon. It’s well-researched and snarky, with many links, and very comprehensive: covering executions throughout the world and throughout history. You can browse by method, time or place of execution, the crime, the person, etc. Right now I am reading about the horrific deaths of the Pappenheimer family, a Bavarian couple and their sons executed for witchcraft in 1600.
UPDATE: I wrote to the blogger with some executed people who were not yet profiled on his blog. He wrote back inviting me to guest-write entries for both of them. Sweet! The entries can’t be published till early next year (since the blog goes on an “anniversary” format and both people were executed in the spring) so I will have plenty of time to research and write.