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The Common Hangman English And Scottish Hangmen Before The Abolition Of Public Executions

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This book presents a vivid and shocking study of men entrusted with the ghastly duty of carrying out public executions. Individual hangmen whose careers are explored in this gruesome history include: Gregory Brandon, who once had been convicted of manslaughter, and his son Richard, who allegedly confessed to being the executioner of Charles I; Jack Ketch, the executioner of the Duke of Monmouth, whose name became the traditional name for the hangmen in many parts of Britain; John Price and John Thrift, who were both convicted of murder, and William Curry, who had twice been sentenced to death for stealing sheep.

With its many horrors, The Common Hangman is a fascinating gallery of outlandish figures, full of authentic details from contemporary sources of information. No serious student of crime will want to miss it; no connoisseur of the macabre will want to part with it.

Author: James Bland
Artists: Various
Publisher: Zeon Books, 2001
Number of pages: 205
Format: Soft Cover; Black & White illustrations
Size: 6" x 9" (17cm x 23cm)
ISBN: 1874113092

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