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The unfortunate Colonel Despard

Author: Mike Jay
Publisher: London : Bantam, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Beautifully crafted and as thrilling as any novel, this is the extraordinary story of a classic British hero who was executed as Britain's "first terrorist." Colonel Edward Despard was the last person in Britain to be sentenced to hanging, drawing, and quartering for high treason. At his execution in 1803, 20,000 citizens looked on silently. Few of them believed he was guilty. He had fought in Nicaragua alongside  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jay, Mike, 1959 December 14-
Unfortunate Colonel Despard.
London : Bantam, 2004
(OCoLC)654986103
Named Person: Edward Marcus Despard; Edward Marcus Despard
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Jay
ISBN: 0593051955 9780593051955 055381608X 9780553816082
OCLC Number: 56199342
Description: 340 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Mike Jay.

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In February 1803, Colonel Edward Marcus Despard became the last person to be hung, drawn and quartered for high treason. He had led an extraordinary life, first as a military leader and then as a  Read more...

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