The last execution at the Tower of London took place on the 15th August 1941. Josef Jakobs was a German spy who was arrested after he signalled for help after breaking his ankle when he parachuted into Britain.
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By the summer of 1987 it had become public knowledge that the Soviets had bugged the new building with technology that the United States was struggling to disable.
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were sentenced to death in the United States for conspiracy to commit espionage.