Tyburn, near Marble Arch in London, was the site of The King's Gallows from 1196 to 1783. It was thus for six centuries the one-way destination for every kind of criminal.
In the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, the famous Triple Gallows was set up. Tyburn Gallows has had many names during its history: The Elms; the Elms near Tyburne; Tyburn Tree; the Deadly Nevergreen Tyburn Tree; the Triple Tree.
The meaning of Tyburn Tree underwent a religious
transformation once so many Catholic Martyrs died there during the
Protestant Revolt. The Martyrs changed Tyburn's Deadly Tree into
Tyburn's Tree of Life, and the name of Tyburn is now forever linked with
the glorious struggle to preserve the Catholic Faith in England and
throughout Christendom in this age of apostasy.