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Death in London: Places of Execution, Then and Now Robert Bard

Death in London: Places of Execution, Then and Now

Robert Bard

Published November 1st 2007
ISBN : 9781905286225
Hardcover
152 pages
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 About the Book 

Capital punishment in London, its history and basis, is the theme of this new book on a darker side of Londons history. London had many sites of execution, Tyburn, of course, but also Clerkenwell, Wapping, Kennington and Tower Hill among others. TheMoreCapital punishment in London, its history and basis, is the theme of this new book on a darker side of Londons history. London had many sites of execution, Tyburn, of course, but also Clerkenwell, Wapping, Kennington and Tower Hill among others. The spectacle, in the opinion of the authorities, provided deterrence, though more often it was a grisly form of public entertainment. The author has researched archives for accounts of executions and the book is well illustrated.