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  • The Executioners Bibleby Steve Fielding

    John Blake Publishing 2008; US$ 8.74

    "The Executioner's Bible" tells the story of these working-class men who carried out this gruesome profession until its abolition in the late 1960's. Despite often being unassuming and quiet professionals, men like Albert Pierrepoint, William Billington and many other Chief and Assistant executioners made a name for themselves in a world hungry for... more...

  • The Executioner's Bibleby Steve Fielding

    John Blake 2008; US$ 11.99

    It has been just over 40 years since a gallows was last used in Great Britain, and the secrets behind the men who pulled the lever and dropped the condemned to their deaths are still shrouded in mystery. This account tells the story of the working-class men who carried out this profession until its abolition in the late 1960s. The hangman's rope... more...

  • Pierrepoint: A Family of Executionersby Steve Fielding

    John Blake 2008; US$ 9.99

    For 55 years, generations of the Pierrepoint family served as fearsome hangmen in England. The dynasty began in 1901 with Henry Pierrepoint, who was followed into the gruesome profession by his brother Thomas, and in time, his eldest son Albert. Between them, they carried out an amazing 900 executions. This book recounts the lives and tales of the... more...

  • Hanged At Durhamby Steve Fielding

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    For decades the walls of Durham Gaol have contained some of the country's most infamous criminals. Until hanging was abolished in the 1960s it was also the main centre of execution for convicted killers from all over the north east. A total of 76 people took the short walk to the gallows here. This book features each of the 76 cases. more...

  • Hanged at Pentonvilleby Steve Fielding

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    Over the years the high walls of London's Pentonville Prison have contained some of the most infamous criminals. Taking over from the dreaded Newgate Gaol at the turn of the century as the place of execution for north London and surrounding counties, over a hundred murderers and spies paid the ultimate penalty here. The history of execution at Pentonville... more...

  • Hanged At Liverpoolby Steve Fielding

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    Over the years the high walls of Liverpool's Walton Gaol have contained some of the infamous criminals from the north of England. Fully illustrated with photographs, cuttings and engravings, this title is suitable for anyone interested in the darker side of both Liverpool and the north of England's history. more...

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