This fascinating and revealing book examines the social history behind this barbarism.
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Nigel Cawthorne is a well-known historian whose book credits include Vietnam: A War Lost and Won, Reaping the Whirlwind: The German and Japanese Experience of World War II, and History's Greatest Battles. He lives in England.
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Book Description Arcturus Publishing, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Very Good: a copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0007804009
Book Description Arcturus Publishing, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. VG condition book with dust jacket. DJ is clean, has fresh colours and has little wear to edges. Book has clean and bright contents. Bookseller Inventory # 9999-9992220443
Book Description Arcturus foulsham. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 0572032765 Wear to DJ edges. Bookseller Inventory # J0012375
Book Description Arcturus, 2006. Hardcover / Hardback. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First edition. Hardback. Until comparatively recent times, it was generally considered that justice must not only be done, but must be seen to be done. It was therefore regarded as essential that executions should be carried out in front of as many people as possible. The author draws on a wealth of contemporary reports of the grisly - and very public - ends met by the condemned throughout history, from the appalling suffering inflicted in the arenas of Ancient Rome and by the Spanish Inquisition, to the more dignified fate of those executed by military firing squad or a skilled headsman wielding a sword. Divided into themed sections, the book covers all aspects of public executions throughout the ages. Contents include : The Roman Way of Death - how those who displeased emperors met their ends on the sands of the arena; The Road to Tyburn - gala days out at the hangings on Britain's infamous 'Triple Tree'; Hanging, Drawing and Quartering - the ultimate punishment in Britain and Europe, reserved for those found guilty of high treason; Burning at the Stake - not only heretics and those suspected of witchcraft perished in the flames, those convicted of counterfeiting money, and women guilty of murdering their husbands met the same brutal end; The Reign of Terror - the French guillotine worked overtime to rid the nation of 'enemies of the Republic'. Includes over 80 Illus. + Bibliog. and Index. 208pp. 4to. h/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. F. in F. dw. A fairly heavy book which will require additional postage. Bookseller Inventory # 16845
Book Description Arcturus foulsham. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2721215829