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The British execution : 1500-1964, Stephen Banks

Label
The British execution : 1500-1964
Title
The British execution
Title remainder
1500-1964
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Banks
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Executions have played a crucial - if grisly and controversial - part in British history and provided the bloody climax to many a life, from Mary, Queen of Scots, Charles I and Dick Turpin to untold thousands of anonymous wretches whose names are now forgotten. This title details the history of formal execution in Britain.
Biographical or historical data
Stephen Banks is a university lecturer and director of the Forum for Legal and Historical Research at the University of Reading and his main research interests are in law, anthropology and cultural history, with a particular focus on violence and the relationship between law and honour culture. He also wrote Duels and Duelling for Shire.
Cataloging source
UK-WkNB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Banks, Stephen
Dewey number
364.660941
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV8699.G8
LC item number
B36 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Shire library
Series volume
744
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Executions and executioners
  • Social & cultural history
  • British & Irish history
  • Penology & punishment
  • History
  • Social & cultural history
  • European history
  • Penology & punishment
Summary expansion
Executions have played a crucial - if grisly and controversial - part in British history and provided the bloody climax to many a life, from Mary, Queen of Scots, Charles I and Dick Turpin to untold thousands of anonymous wretches whose names are now forgotten. With the help of numerous illustrations, Stephen Banks details the history of formal execution in Britain, examining the fates of the grandest monarchs, the highest-profile gentlemen, the most learned heretics and the most petty of criminals. He looks also at the crowds, spectacle and grim pageantry that surrounded these events, helping us to understand their morbid but undeniable fascination and detailing the process that led to capital punishment's abolition in Britain
Target audience
general
Label
The British execution : 1500-1964, Stephen Banks
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Paperback
Contents
The Fatal Performance / Punishing the British / The Creatures of the Scaffold / The Slow Death of Hanging / Further Reading / Places to Visit / Index
Control code
9780747812425
Dimensions
21x15x1 cm.
Extent
56 p.
Isbn
9780747812425
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
(some col.), ill.
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The British execution : 1500-1964, Stephen Banks
Publication
Note
Paperback
Contents
The Fatal Performance / Punishing the British / The Creatures of the Scaffold / The Slow Death of Hanging / Further Reading / Places to Visit / Index
Control code
9780747812425
Dimensions
21x15x1 cm.
Extent
56 p.
Isbn
9780747812425
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
(some col.), ill.
Specific material designation
regular print

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