THE BRITISH EXECUTION

Author: Banks (Stephen)
Year: 2013
Publisher: Shire Publications
Edition Details: 1st Edn.
Book Condition: As New
ISBN: 9780747812425
Price: 5.00
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Softcover. An illustrated introduction to the death penalty and the means of capital punishment in England since Tudor times. Executions have played a crucial - if grisly and controversial - part in British history and provided the bloody climax to many a life, from Mary, Queen of Scots, Charles I and Dick Turpin to untold thousands of anonymous wretches whose names are now forgotten. With the help of numerous illustrations, the author details the history of formal execution in Britain, examining the fates of the grandest monarchs, the highest-profile gentlemen, the most learned heretics and the most petty of criminals. He looks also at the crowds, spectacle and grim pageantry that surrounded these events, helping us to understand their morbid but undeniable fascination and detailing the process that led to capital punishment's abolition in Britain. Profusely Illus. in colour and b/w, Further Reading, Places to Visit + Index. 56pp. trade size softcover. As New with no creasing to covers.

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