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The British Execution


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The Fatal Performance Punishing the British The Creatures of the Scaffold The Slow Death of Hanging Further Reading Places to Visit Index

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An illustrated introduction to the death penalty and the means of capital punishment in England since Tudor times.

About the Author

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.

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