The Resource Severed heads : British beheadings through the ages, Geoffrey Abbott

Severed heads : British beheadings through the ages, Geoffrey Abbott

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Severed heads : British beheadings through the ages
Title
Severed heads
Title remainder
British beheadings through the ages
Statement of responsibility
Geoffrey Abbott
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A comprehensive look at five hundred years of the gruesome punishment of beheading in Britain. Laying to rest the general belief that decapitation took place on only a few occasions, notably those of Anne Boleyn, Katherine Howard and Lady Jane Grey, it draws together a macabre selection of one hundred people from all walks of life who found their heads on the block; from unfaithful queens to highwaymen, from conspiring lairds to thieving women and from maid-servants to priests. It provides details of their backgrounds, their crimes, the exact details of their public execution, and how the severed heads and 'quarters' went on display as a morbid warning to all those who passed by
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Dewey number
364.66 ABB
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Severed heads : British beheadings through the ages, Geoffrey Abbott
Label
Severed heads : British beheadings through the ages, Geoffrey Abbott
Publication
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Originally published as: Who's who of British beheadings
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
7478293
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Dimensions
20 cm.
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Extent
xii, 244 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780233051277
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(Sirsi) UH112068

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