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Tyburn: London's Fatal Tree

3.74  ·  Rating Details  ·  31 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
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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May 11, 2014 Ruth rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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c2004. I was wondering how the authors were going to manage to fill 246 pages dedicated to Tyburn. The trick is, of course, to link it to other historical things like 'Changing Methods of Punishment: 1500 to 1800' and 22 pages of an Appendix and Bibliography. There were some interesting parts but it must be hard to find various ways to state the obvious as in - being drawn to the gallows, then hanged or worse. Recommended to those who find anything about historical London interesting. "It is sti ...more
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Apr 06, 2009 Pete daPixie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
Maria Bonham
Ok, but a bit tedious at times. Attention tended to drift.
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