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Severed heads : British beheadings through the ages

Author: G Abbott
Publisher: London : Andre Deutsch, ©2000
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A comprehensive look at five hundred years of the gruesome punishment of beheading in Britain. Laying to rest the general belief that decapitation took place on only a few occasions, notably those of Anne Boleyn, Katherine Howard and Lady Jane Grey, it draws together a macabre selection of one hundred people from all walks of life who found their heads on the block; from unfaithful queens to highwaymen, from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G Abbott
ISBN: 0233051279 9780233051277
OCLC Number: 56469239
Notes: Originally published as: Who's who of British beheadings.
Description: xii, 244 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 20 cm
Other Titles: Who's who of British beheadings
Who's who of British beheadings
Responsibility: Geoffrey Abbott.

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A comprehensive look at five hundred years of the gruesome punishment of beheading in Britain. Laying to rest the general belief that decapitation took place on only a few occasions, notably those of Anne Boleyn, Katherine Howard and Lady Jane Grey, it draws together a macabre selection of one hundred people from all walks of life who found their heads on the block; from unfaithful queens to highwaymen, from conspiring lairds to thieving women and from maid-servants to priests. It provides details of their backgrounds, their crimes, the exact details of their public execution, and how the severed heads and 'quarters' went on display as a morbid warning to all those who passed by.

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