Torture and Punishment at the Tower of London-9780948092978

Torture and Punishment at the Tower of London

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You are to be laid on a hurdle and so drawn to the place of execution ... For hundreds of years, the Tower of London was the state prison of England. Priests and heretics, POWs and prostitutes, spies and soldiers were all confined within its walls, some of them subject to terrifying experiences. This fascinating book describes the torture and executions carried out at the Tower of London from the Middle Ages to the Second World War. It explains how the Tower's reputation as a grim fortress is but a part of its extraordinary history.


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