Hangman: From Ketch to Pierrepoint - 300 Years of Execution

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True Crime, 1993 - Capital punishment - 257 pages
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For well over 300 years, the chilling figure of the hangman has fascinated and revolted in turns. Even the sinister shape of the gallows and the noose fade in comparison with the men who carried out the penalty. This book tells the story of the men who put capital punishment into practice.

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User Review  - mstrust - LibraryThing

Bailey gathers every bit of information on the history of executions and executioners throughout England, with some of Scotland, Wales and Ireland's history on the subject as well. Overall the writing ... Read full review

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User Review  - oddbooks - LibraryThing

Does what it says on the tin. Entertaining read about a very specific topic, written by an author with an anti-capital punishment sentiment. Read full review

Contents

By Appointment Butchers of
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The Long March to Tyburn
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Slaughter of the Innocents
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Copyright

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