THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF EXECUTIONS. The Stories Behind Every Execution in Twentieth Century Britain.

Author: Eddleston (John J.)
Year: 2002
Publisher: Blake.
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st edn.
Book Condition: F/F.
ISBN: 9781903402238
Price: 30.00
Hardback, 1st edn. 850 people were executed in Britain in the 20th century. Only 3 of those 865 were ever posthumously pardoned. The last death sentence in the UK was only passed in 1992. Have you ever wondered what was the full story behind the famous and brutal murder of Dr. Crippen's wife, or why Derek Bentley was given a posthumous pardon? In 1964, the last judicial execution took place in Britain and if you've ever wanted to know the full story behind each and every case, then look no further. The author has spent years researching the subject and has produced detailed, authoritative and gripping accounts of all the executions that took place in Britain during the 20th century. From the grisly, to the curious, to the downright shocking, all aspects of each execution are covered in amazing detail. The hard facts of each case cover the murderers, the victims, the trials, and, of course, the executions themselves. The facts are brought to life by the vivid description of the 'characters', the circumstances, the motives and sometimes the remorse. A fascinating document and must-read for true crime fans, criminologists and those with a passion for historical fact. 960pp. 8vo. V. lightly browned fore-edge, o/w covers F. in dw. From the library of crime historian, Jonathan Goodman, with his label on fep. This book weighs approx. 1.3kg.


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