Item description for Rebels, Traitors and Turncoats of London (Of London series) by Travis Elborough...
If you're a king or a queen, there's nothing quite like thinking up the most hideous form of execution for a traitor. What you want is a good plot against one's royal self, followed by instruments of extreme torture, topped off by a beheading or possibly some hanging, drawing, and quartering. London has played host to many traitors to the Crown---some bad, some perhaps not so bad---as well as rebels and turncoats who had to break the laws of their day to get a better life. Read, amongst many stories of rebellion, about the Gunpowder Plot, the execution of Charles I, the dim duke and his rubbish plots to seize the throne, the conspiracies against Elizabeth I, the grandmother of Girl Power, and the riots for the right to vote.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.48" Width: 4.96" Height: 0.55" Weight: 0.26 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2004
ISBN 1904153151 ISBN13 9781904153153
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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.