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The British Execution

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Written by Stephen BanksAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Stephen Banks

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 56 pages
  • Publisher: Shire
  • On Sale: September 17, 2013
  • Price: $12.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-7478-1242-5 (0-7478-1242-X)
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In this study of execution and the English experience, Stephen Banks examines the fate of notorious witches, gentlemen traitors and learned heretics, but he also considers the victim of the majority of executions - from poor wretches who had stolen a few shillings, to hardened criminals who met the same end. As this perceptive study shows, execution holds an important place in cultural and social history, and its anecdotes and atrocities offer novel insights into the nature of the English in the age of execution.