Agnes and Fridrik
The last recorded execution in Iceland took place at Þrístapar in 1830, where Agnes and Friðrik were beheaded for the murders of Natan and Pétur. Agnes, aged 32 at the time, had experienced underprivilege and poverty since birth. It is believed that she conspired to commit the murders with Friðrik, who was only 18 years old at the time. Their heads were placed on spikes as a deterrent to other potential criminals. Icelanders have consistently expressed sympathy for Agnes and Friðrik, as Natan was known for his extreme violence and oppression within his household, which allegedly motivated the pair to carry out the murders.
I don't think I'm ready. I don't think they can do it. Can you make them wait? They have to wait. Hannah Kent – Burial Rites (2014)