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Boyes Banke

Boyes Banke

Jens Henrik Christiansen Boye was a criminal specializing in counterfeiting, theft, arson and assault. He and his gang were notorious for their rampage on West-Funen, but when a robbery escalated to murder, the end for Jens Boye was near. He was convicted of the murder of Niels Hansen and executed in 1856. He was beheaded, the last beheading on West-Funen, and as customary at that time, the beheading has to be executed close to the crime scene. The slope was later called Boyes Banke (Boyes slope). The path leading up the slope can be a bit difficult to climb, but it is possible.