Olde London Punishments

Olde London Punishments The authors of London City of the Dead and London The Executioners City expand their history of grim ancient punishments into the realm of the social punishments used in workhouses churches and sch

  • Title: Olde London Punishments
  • Author: David Brandon Alan Brooke
  • ISBN: 9780752454566
  • Page: 357
  • Format: Paperback
  • The authors of London City of the Dead and London The Executioners City expand their history of grim, ancient punishments into the realm of the social punishments used in workhouses, churches, and schools All manner of vile punishments from London s long and bloody history are collected here Over the centuries, many hundreds have expired inside dank, rat infested cellThe authors of London City of the Dead and London The Executioners City expand their history of grim, ancient punishments into the realm of the social punishments used in workhouses, churches, and schools All manner of vile punishments from London s long and bloody history are collected here Over the centuries, many hundreds have expired inside dank, rat infested cells, or while dancing the Tyburn jig at the end of a swinging rope, and many of the sites have become bywords for infamy From the Tower and Newgate prison to the Clink and the Fleet, this book explores London s criminal heritage including the stocks and pillories that lie, almost forgotten, in churchyards and squares across the city, it is a heartbreaking survey of the nation s penal history Richly illustrated and filled with victims and villains, nobles, executioners, and torturers, it will delight historians, travelers, and armchair travelers alike.

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