Lords of the scaffold: a history of the executioner

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Robert Hale Limited, 1991 - Social Science - 191 pages
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User Review  - AlexTheHunn - LibraryThing

Abbott details circumstances around some of the better known executioners and along the way throws in plenty of grisly details about ways people were killed. Abbott's is a heavy hand, the side-show curiosity variety rather than the academic analysis. Read full review

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User Review  - Molliewog - Goodreads

One of the better history books I've read. Morbid and ghoulish, readable and completely fascinating. Read full review

Contents

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Slayers with the Sword
60
Grandees of the Guillotine
75
Copyright

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