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 more than a decade now. His book include The Bus We Loved, a history of the Routemaster bus;The Long Player Goodbye, a hymn to vinyl records; and Wish You Were Here, a survey of the British beside the seaside. Elborough is a regular contributor to the Observer and the Guardian but has written for the Times, Sunday Times, New Statesman, the Oldie, TATE etc., BBC History magazine and Kinfolk among others and frequently appears on BBC Radio 4 and Five Live.Alan Horsfield has over thirty years' experience as a cartographer. Having started his career at the Ordnance Survey of Great Britain, he has created artwork for many publications, most recently as chief cartographer for Reader's Digest World Atlas. Alan lives in Hampshire with his wife and three children.