Tyburn: London's Fatal Tree
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Tyburn: London's Fatal Tree

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Tyburn, close to present-day Marble Arch, is synonymous with public hanging--over 50,000 people died there between the twelfth century and 1783. They include Perkin Warbeck, imposter and pretender to the English throne; Elizabeth Barton, the 'Maid of Kent' who denounced Henry VIII's marriage to Anne Boleyn; Claude Duval, the handsome, dashing highwayman and the hated Jonat...more
Hardcover, 246 pages
Published January 15th 2004 by Sutton (first published 2004)
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Pete daPixie
The book contains lots of interesting stories, facts, anecdotes of Tyburn, (Marble Arch) of some of the 50,000 folk executed between the twelth century and up to 1783.
Here was the capital's holiday destination, as well as the three mile procession from Newgate Prison for the vast crowds to flock and enjoy.
Lots of little known snippets of information on crime and punishment and social history, with the personalities of around six hundred years of nefarious goings on, when most of it was all field...more
Maria Bonham
Ok, but a bit tedious at times. Attention tended to drift.
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