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The big book of pain : torture & punishment through history

Author: Mark Donnelly; Daniel Diehl
Publisher: Stroud : History Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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History of the punishments and tortures administered to offenders in all periods for which records exist. They include the peculiar punishments known as the ducking stool, the Scottish maiden, the pillory, the drunkard's cloak and the scold's bridle, and unsavoury punishments such as death by pressing, being hanged, drawn and quartered, and death by boiling.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Donnelly; Daniel Diehl
ISBN: 9780750945837 0750945834
OCLC Number: 181926734
Description: ix, 246 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Responsibility: Mark P. Donnelly & Daniel Diehl.

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