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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 24mm | 181.44g
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 075094403X
  • 9780750944038
  • 812,044

About 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.
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34 ratings
3.44 out of 5 stars
5 9% (3)
4 44% (15)
3 35% (12)
2 6% (2)
1 6% (2)
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