Lord high executioner: an unashamed look at hangmen, headsmen, and their kind

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Robson Books, 1997 - Social Science - 256 pages
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User Review  - Duranfan - LibraryThing

A rather enlightening look at the career of executioner. Surprising revelations on how the position is looked upon. Some disturbing details about the processes and biographical info on the 'superstars' and the notoriously bad of the job field. A must read for anyone with a morbid interest. Read full review

Lord High Executioner: An Unshamed Look at Hangmen, Headsmen, and Their Kind

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Engel, an award-winning mystery writer, has written a scholarly history of executions and executioners, with an emphasis on England and the Commonwealth countries. Notable beheaders' and hangmen's ... Read full review


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