tudor queens series twitter reading groups Maxim Jakubowskis Selection Harry Potter House Eds
Search our site
The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce Read the opening extract of the brand new Rachel Joyce book before its publication on 13/07/2017

London The Executioner's City by David Brandon, Alan Brooke
  

London The Executioner's City

,

RRP £18.99

Notify me
when in stock

As soon as this book is back in stock we will send you an email.

Synopsis

London The Executioner's City by David Brandon, Alan Brooke

Tyburn Fields is the best known site of execution in London, but London may be aptly named the executioner's city, so many were the places where executions could and did occur. London - The Executioner's City reveals the capital as a place where the bodies of criminals defined the boundaries of the city and heads on poles greeted patrons on London Bridge. The ubiquity of crime and punishment was taken for granted by countless generations of the capital's inhabitants, though it seems to have done little to stem the tide of criminality that has always threatened to engulf the city. The book is a powerful evocation of the dark side of London's history, where the great and not so good, the poor and helpless, the cruel and the idealistic crowd together to be punished in public. A King and more than one Queen, heretics, archbishops, pirates, poisoners, plotters, murderers and a cook executed for selling putrid fish met death by hanging, beheading, burning or boiling in London, and on most occasions the crowd roared its approval. David Brandon and Alan Brooke's book is a vivid picture of capital punishment in a capital that seems to have thrived on executions.

About the Author

David Brandon is a historian. He runs a variety of courses and lectures on topics such as 'Absolute Rotters and Total Cads - Villains in British History'; and 'You Are What You Eat - Food and Eating Habits 1550-2000'. He is the author of Stand and Deliver! (Sutton, 2001). Alan Brooke is a lecturer at Peterborough College and collaborated with David Brandon on their highly successful Tyburn - London's Fatal Tree (Sutton, 2004).

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

19th July 2006

Author

David Brandon, Alan Brooke

More books by David Brandon, Alan Brooke
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Publisher

Sutton Publishing Ltd an imprint of The History Press Ltd

Format

Hardback
250 pages

Categories

Penology & punishment
Social & cultural history

ISBN

9780750940238

They are bright, breezy and eager to offer a great book, then genuinely listen/respect the review one writes.

Maggie Crane

The selections are so varied and the reader reviews are so helpful. A fantastic website for those who love books.

Ann Quintilla

I love reading books I wouldn't normally choose before everyone else gets to read them!

Dawn Lynch

Discover new authors and enjoy old favourites; oodles of literary gems to uncover at Lovereading with candid reviews from real reviewers.

Emily Wright

Insightful reader reviews and unbiased recommendations. I don't know how I chose books before Lovereading! An essential for all book lovers.

Sarah Harper

My favourite thing about is the 'like for like' page this has really introduced me to some good reads! That and lots of honest reviews.

Sam Lewis

Love Reading - it not only does what it says on the tin, it does it with Jam on!!

Maz Tucker

Love books. Love reading. Love reading books. And, here's the trick. Here's a website which caters for people like me.

Ian Harvey-brown

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools