A History of the Hanged

Book - 2016
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There are some incredible stories herein, badly conducted hangings, botched executions like that of Eva Dugan and the hanging of innocent men and women, miraculous survivals and horrific deaths. Writer Amanda Howard has uncovered many relatively unknown stories, delving into case studies of individuals and even entire communities. Rope: A History of the Hanged takes the reader on a journey throughout the history of hanging, detailing the evolution of what was once a common method of capital punishment from the development of the drop to the invention of the gallows by Tyburn Gallows. Readers will be enlightened on the mechanisms of the act of hanging as well as famous executioners like Albert Pierre point and William Calcraft.
Publisher: London : New Holland Publishers, 2016
ISBN: 9781742576923
Branch Call Number: 364.66 H848
Characteristics: 266 pages ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: History of the hanged


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