Amazing True Stories of Execution Blunders

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Categories: History/General Nonfiction
Publisher: Summersdale Non Fiction/Summersdale Non Fiction | Date published: 01/29/2007


The business of death can be seriously absurd, and nothing illustrates this better than these gruesome true tales. This gory compendium details the frankly ridiculous ways in which a number of ill-fated unfortunates met (or failed to meet) their maker at the hands of lamentably inept executioners. With black and white illustrations, this book brings together a mixture of bungled executions, strange last requests and classic one-liners from medieval times to the present day.