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Pierrepoint : the Story of Britain's Infamous Hangmen.

Author: Steve Fielding
Publisher: Chicago : John Blake, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For 55 years, generations of the Pierrepoint family served as fearsome hangmen in England. The dynasty began in 1901 with Henry Pierrepoint, who was followed into the gruesome profession by his brother Thomas, and in time, his eldest son Albert. Between them, they carried out an amazing 900 executions. This book recounts the lives and tales of the Pierrepoint family, their reasons for taking up the profession, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Personal narratives
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Fielding, Steve.
Pierrepoint: A Family of Executioners.
Chicago : John Blake, ©2008
Named Person: Albert Pierrepoint; Albert Pierrepoint
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Fielding
ISBN: 9781843585657 1843585650 9781843585633 1843585634
OCLC Number: 733040325
Description: 1 online resource (321 pages)
Contents: Cover; Copyright; Acknowledgements; Contents; Introduction; Chapter 1: Beginnings; Chapter 2: Recollections; Chapter 3: Keeping it in the Family; Chapter 4: Rivalry and Changing Times; Chapter 5: Our Albert and Uncle Tom; Chapter 6: Wartime Executioner; Chapter 7: Hangman's Holiday; Chapter 8: Fame and the Royal Commission Report; Chapter 9: End of the Road; Chapter 10: Twilight Years; Appendices: 1. A Form of Service to be Used at an Execution; Appendices: 2. List of Executed Persons.

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For 55 years, generations of the Pierrepoint family served as fearsome hangmen in England. The dynasty began in 1901 with Henry Pierrepoint, who was followed into the gruesome profession by his brother Thomas, and in time, his eldest son Albert. Between them, they carried out an amazing 900 executions. This book recounts the lives and tales of the Pierrepoint family, their reasons for taking up the profession, and the inside details of the execution cases and the deeds themselves. Insight is shed on the feuds and intense rivalry between fellow hangmen, as well as the notorious cases that kept.

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