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Tyburn: Londons Fatal Tree Alan Brooke

Tyburn: Londons Fatal Tree

Alan Brooke

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ISBN : 9780750941242
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276 pages
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Tyburn, close to present-day Marble Arch, is synonymous with public hanging--over 50,000 people died there between the twelfth century and 1783. They include Perkin Warbeck, imposter and pretender to the English throne- Elizabeth Barton, the Maid ofMoreTyburn, close to present-day Marble Arch, is synonymous with public hanging--over 50,000 people died there between the twelfth century and 1783. They include Perkin Warbeck, imposter and pretender to the English throne- Elizabeth Barton, the Maid of Kent who denounced Henry VIIIs marriage to Anne Boleyn- Claude Duval, the handsome, dashing highwayman and the hated Jonathan Wild, Londons first master criminal. Some who died at Tyburn were knaves, others just fools. They died bravely or in the last transports of terror. This is a vivid picture of crime and punishment, of social history and of Londons murky past.