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Executioners By Phil Clarke

Executioners by Phil Clarke

Condition - Very Good
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The sentence of death...whether by formal execution or unjust means

Executioners Summary

Executioners: Taking a Life for a Life by Phil Clarke

Anglo-Saxon invaders first introduced hanging by the neck as capital punishment to England, and it was used by William the Conqueror as punishment for his conspirators. Other forms of formal execution over the years were carried out by lethal injection, electrocution, lethal gas, firing squad or the guillotine. The Pierrepoints were the most famous family of executioners. They took their job very seriously and were involved in around 800 executions, getting rid of murderers, spies and Nazis. William Marwood, a 19th-century cobbler, introduced the 'long drop' method of hanging which ensured that the prisoner's neck was broken instantly, which removed all the gruesome struggling and convulsions of previous methods.

About Phil Clarke

'Phil Robin Clarke has worked in the film business on Star Wars and Harry Potter, written screenplays and runs a script consultancy. Liz Hardy lives in Sussex.

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Executioners: Taking a Life for a Life by Phil Clarke
Used - Very Good
Little, Brown Book Group
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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