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Description - Guillotine by Robert Frederick Opie

The guillotine is a most potent image of revolutionary France, the tool whereby a whole society was 'redesigned'. Tracing the development of the guillotine, this book recounts the stories of famous executions, the lives of the executioners, and the research into whether the head retained consciousness after it was separated from the body.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780750944038
ISBN-10: 075094403X
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 127mm x 10mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: The History Press Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Mar-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Robert Frederick Opie

Robert Frederick Opie is a senior fire service officer, with experience in Scotland, where he was responsible for emergency planning and the compilation of war plans. He has a longstanding personal interest in history, particularly medieval military history and the history of crime and punishment. This is his first book.