Amanda Howard Rope: A History of the Hanged

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Rope: A History of the Hanged

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This is the story of the hanged ... criminal and political cases, the guilty and the wrongly accused.
There are some incredible stories herein, badly conducted hangings, innocent men and women, miraculous survivals and horrific deaths. Writer Amanda Howard has uncovered a relatively unknown history, delving into case studies of individuals and entire communities, even, obsessed with hanging throughout the ages.
Rope: A History of the Hanged takes the reader on a journey throughout the history of hanging, detailing the evolution of what was once a common method of capital punishment from the development of the drop to the invention of the gallows by Tyburn Gallows, readers will be enlightened on the mechanisms of the act of hanging as well as famous executioners like Albert Pierrepoint and William Calcraft.
The book covers a multitude of hangings including mass hangings like the Salem Witch Trials and the Nuremburg Trials, botched executions like that of Eva Dugan and the hanging of innocents.
Rope: A History of the Hanged is the perfect addition for the inquisitive mind, eager to learn more about the history of crime and capital punishment throughout the development of our world.
(Amanda Howard)

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How has hanging changed during the course of human history? Whether for criminal offences, political purposes or self inflicted, the rope has been a popular choice when disposing of people. Read about the crimes that led to a guilty verdict and the death penalty, about those who have been wrongly hanged, those who have been hanged wrongly (badly conducted hangings) and the miraculous survival stories. Read the case studies of individuals and entire communities that have had the misfortune to find themselves at the end of the rope.Did you know that, at times, animals were also hanged with their human masters and mistresses? Some animals were even pardoned because they were deemed to be of good character! Author Amanda Howard has compiled a history of hanging that is enlightening, disturbing and always interesting.

About the Author:

True crime and fiction writer Amanda Howard is the author of seventeen books, including Predators: Killers Without Conscience and Innocence Lost, A Killer in the Family and Murder on the Mind.

She is also an expert consultant in serial killers. Over the last two decades she has interviewed some of the world's most heinous murderers, and collected a vast pool of information about killers' motives and rituals. She has authored many journal articles on serial killers as well as been a guest on crime shows on radio, online, television and in print. She has worked as an expert for many current affairs and news programs regarding vicious crimes, juvenile murderers, serial killers and sex offenders.

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