In the past
I've mentioned Ruth Ellis, who was the last woman hanged in England in 1955. I feel concerned because I thought that a distant cousin, Christmas Humphreys, was the Judge who hanged her. It wasn't him, he was the prosecuting counsel. I found a very interesting site about this. It also talks about the hanging of another woman, Edith Thompson, not for the feint hearted.
As well as being a judge, Christmas was also a Buddhist