Public Executions: From Ancient Rome to the Present Day: From Ancient Rome to the Present Day

Public Executions: From Ancient Rome to the Present Day: From Ancient Rome to the Present Day

by Nigel Cawthorne

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ISBN-13: 9781848585126
Publisher: Arcturus Publishing
Publication date: 09/28/2006
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,211,662
File size: 10 MB

About the Author

Nigel Cawthorne studied at University College, London, where he gained an Honours degree in Physics, before turning to writing as a career. He has been a writer and editor for over 25 years, the last 21 freelance. He has written, contributed to and edited more than sixty books, including Fighting Them On The Beaches: D-Day, 6 June 1944, The Battle of Britain, Vietnam: A War Lost and Won, Stalin, and The Story of the SS. His work has also appeared in over a hundred and fifty newspapers, magazines and partworks on both sides of the Atlantic - from the Sun to the Financial Times, and includes contributions to Nam, Eyewitness Nam and The Falklands War. Nigel also visited Vietnam with the legendary Tim Page, where he researched the material for Nam, Eyewitness Nam, and The Bamboo Cage. He is also the creator of websites on the Battle of Hastings, and Pearl Harbor.

Table of Contents


Introduction     6
The Roman Way of Death     8
Beheading     32
Death By The Sword     54
The Road to Tyburn     72
Hanging, Drawing, and Quartering     98
Burning     130
The Reign of Terror     160
Exotic Executions     176
Military Methods     186
Modern Methods     196
Bibliography     204
Index     205

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