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"The Big Book of Pain" offers a history of the punishments and tortures administered to offenders in all periods for which records exist. They include the peculiar punishments known as the ducking stool, the Scottish maiden, the pillory, the drunkard's cloak and the scold's bridle, and unsavoury punishments such as death by pressing, being hanged, drawn and quartered, and death by boiling.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780750945837
ISBN-10: 0750945834
Format: Hardback
(248mm x 172mm x 10mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Daniel Diehl

Daniel Diehl is an author and cultural historian with many publications to his credit. Mark P. Donnelly is a writer and lecturer on medieval subjects. Together they have produced an impressive number of books and television documentary scripts. Their books include Tales from the Tower of London (Sutton, 2004) and Eat Thy Neighbour: A History of Cannibalism (Sutton, 2006).

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