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Execution: A History of Capital Punishment in Britain

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Judicial hanging is regarded by many as being the quintessentially British execution. However, many other methods of capital punishment have been used in this country; ranging from burning, beheading and shooting to crushing and boiling to death. This book explores these types of execution in detail. Readers may be surprised to learn that a means of mechanical decapitation ...more
ebook, 266 pages
Published December 1st 2011 by History Press (SC)
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Leanne Waring
Very good and a real page turner, considering the morbid subject matter! A good reference guide for essays too...
Interesting book which deals with various forms of execution used in the UK in the past. Have to admit that some cases which have appeared since the death penalty was abolished make me think it should be bought back.
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