Item description for Dungeons, Gallows and Severed Heads of London (Of London series) by Travis Elborough...
Why was beheading the punishment of choice for royalty---and was Henry VIII addicted to it? When was the first police force created? In no other area of history have people been more inventive than in thinking up punishments for their enemies, and in no other city has it been more in evidence. With some famous victims---Anne Boleyn, Charles I, William Wallace---and some famous places---the Tower, Newgate Prison, the Clink---this book immerses you in the history of London's crime and punishment.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.64" Width: 4.88" Height: 0.16" Weight: 0.26 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2002
ISBN 1904153038 ISBN13 9781904153030
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More About Travis Elborough
Travis Elborough has been a freelance writer, author, and cultural commentator for the last seven years. He is a regular contributor to the Guardian and has written for the Sunday Times, New Statesman, The Oldie, Zembla, and BBC History magazine. He lives in London, England.