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The Hanged Man

Author : Robert Bartlett
ISBN : 9781400849062
Genre : History
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Seven hundred years ago, executioners led a Welsh rebel named William Cragh to a wintry hill to be hanged. They placed a noose around his neck, dropped him from the gallows, and later pronounced him dead. But was he dead? While no less than nine eyewitnesses attested to his demise, Cragh later proved to be very much alive, his resurrection attributed to the saintly entreaties of the defunct Bishop Thomas de Cantilupe. The Hanged Man tells the story of this putative miracle--why it happened, what it meant, and how we know about it. The nine eyewitness accounts live on in the transcripts of de Cantilupe's canonization hearings, and these previously unexamined documents contribute not only to an enthralling mystery, but to an unprecedented glimpse into the day-to-day workings of medieval society. While unraveling the haunting tale of the hanged man, Robert Bartlett leads us deeply into the world of lords, rebels, churchmen, papal inquisitors, and other individuals living at the time of conflict and conquest in Wales. In the process, he reconstructs voices that others have failed to find. We hear from the lady of the castle where the hanged man was imprisoned, the laborer who watched the execution, the French bishop charged with investigating the case, and scores of other members of the medieval citizenry. Brimming with the intrigue of a detective novel, The Hanged Man will appeal to both scholars of medieval history and general readers alike.

Histories Of The Hanged

Author : David Anderson
ISBN : 0393059863
Genre : History
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A history of the war between the colonial government and the insurrectionist Mau Mau between 1952 and 1960 casts Gikuyu rebels in a more sympathetic light and profiles the British as the conflict's aggressors, in a volume that also discusses the contributions of such figures as Winston Churchill and Harold MacMillan. 13,000 first printing.

The Untold Story Of Frankie Silver

Author : Perry Deane Young
ISBN : 9781475917468
Genre : History
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Three days before Christmas in 1831, Frankie Silver killed her husband, Charles Silver, with an axe and burned his body in the fireplace. Author Perry Deane Young, whose ancestors were involved in the case, began collecting material about it as a teenager. As a college student, he was astounded to learn that most of what he had been told was actually false. Abused by her husband, Frankie killed in self defense. The laws of that time would not allow her to take the stand and explain what happened. She was unjustly hanged in July of 1833. Young proves the real crime is the way this poor woman has been misrepresented by balladeers and historians all these years. Perry Deane Young provides important historical background to this fascinating story Young is able to build suspense, even for a story many of his readers may already know By personalizing both Frankie Silver's story and his own search for it, Young has given readers an interesting and well-written book about history and the way it is created. --Lynn Moss Sanders in Appalachian Journal Most of my life I've heard stories about a pretty mountain lady who was hanged for nothing more serious than murdering her husband. Here, and I can say at last after one and a half centuries, is the true account, thoroughly researched and beautifully presented. It's a highroad journey into this Appalachian mystery. --John Ehle, author of The Land Breakers, The Road, The Journey of August King

The Last Woman To Be Hanged

Author : Robert Hancock
ISBN : 9781841884486
Genre : True Crime
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On the eve of her hanging, Ruth Ellis wrote to a friend: 'I must close now but remember I am quite happy with the verdict, but not the way the story was told, there is so much that people don't know.' Ruth Ellis was the last woman to be hanged in Britain. This is her story. In July 1955 Ruth Ellis was sentenced to death for the shooting of her lover, motor-racing driver David Blakely. Barely three months later she was executed at Holloway prison. In this book, Robert Hancock sets the record straight. Using official documents including the transcript of her trial at the Old Bailey, he unlocks the full, secret background to the story of the last woman to be hanged in Britain. Meticulous and fair in its analysis, The Last Woman to be Hanged is an absorbing portrait of the tragic life of a young woman, a vivid snapshot of an era and a gripping account of a notorious case that shocked the nation.

Hanged At Crumlin Road Gaol

Author : Steven Moore
ISBN : 1780730497
Genre : Belfast (Northern Ireland)
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Seventeen men, who paid for their crimes on the gallows, have been buried at Crumlin Road Gaol between 1854 and 1961. This is the story of execution in Belfast and of the men who were prepared to take a life; of the men, women and children who were their victims; and the hangmen. Often sad and gruesome, but fascinating true crime stories.

Hanged By A Dream?

Author : Perry Deane Young
ISBN : 9780595362943
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Remembered as a tall tale from childhood, author Young takes a look at the true story of Stephen/Steven Effler hanged for murdering his wife after Joshua Young has a dream about it and questions her death. Presented are the legends, the facts, and the family history.

The Seven Who Were Hanged

Author : Leonid Andreyev
ISBN : 142180168X
Genre : Fiction
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Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - I am very glad that "The Story of the Seven Who Were Hanged" will be read in English. The misfortune of us all is that we know so little, even nothing, about one another-neither about the soul, nor the life, the sufferings, the habits, the inclinations, the aspirations of one another. Literature, which I have the honor to serve, is dear to me just because the noblest task it sets before itself is that of wiping out boundaries and distances. As in a hard shell, every human being is enclosed in a cover of body, dress, and life. Who is man? We may only conjecture. What constitutes his joy or his sorrow? We may guess only by his acts, which are oft-times enigmatic; by his laughter and by his tears, which are often entirely incomprehensible to us. And if we, Russians, who live so closely together in constant misery, understand one another so poorly that we mercilessly put to death those who should be pitied or even rewarded, and reward those who should be punished by contempt and anger - how much more difficult is it for you Americans, to understand distant Russia? But then, it is just as difficult for us Russians to understand distant America, of which we dream in our youth and over which we ponder so deeply in our years of maturity.

A Fine Day For A Hanging

Author : Carol Ann Lee
ISBN : 9781780573694
Genre : Social Science
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In 1955, former nightclub manageress Ruth Ellis shot dead her lover, David Blakely. Following a trial that lasted less than two days, she was found guilty and sentenced to death. She became the last woman to be hanged in Britain, and her execution is the most notorious of hangman Albert Pierrepoint's 'duties'. Despite Ruth's infamy, the story of her life has never been fully told. Often wilfully misinterpreted, the reality behind the headlines was buried by an avalanche of hearsay. But now, through new interviews and comprehensive research into previously unpublished sources, Carol Ann Lee examines the facts without agenda or sensation. A portrait of the era and an evocation of 1950s club life in all its seedy glamour, A Fine Day for a Hanging sets Ruth's gripping story firmly in its historical context in order to tell the truth about both her timeless crime and a punishment that was very much of its time.

The Hanged Man

Author : Ron Van Clief
ISBN : 1466374233
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Hanged Man is the astonishing true story of a man surrounded by trauma and violence who is forced to become a superman in order to survive. The events that forge Ron Van Clief are brought on by harsh circumstances, fierce racism, and tragic choices, however Van Clief does not succumb to victimization. With an iron will, he becomes “The Black Dragon”: the first black martial arts film star, and one of the greatest martial artists of all time. His determination to win – despite horrific odds–exacts a heavy toll and his life becomes a roller coaster ride with spectacular highs, devastating lows, and more than a few cliff-hangers. Ron's biography reads like a microcosm of the American experience in crisis. His father is so abusive that as a teenager Ron plots his murder. Only a few years later Ron is actually lynched by a gang of racists and left to die. In Vietnam he is forced to become a killing machine. On the Lower East Side of New York, drug lords try to gun down Ron and his child. He tears through countless unhappy relationships with women. He is by turns wealthy and homeless. There is serious damage inside, and one tragic loss still haunts him to this day. Despite these struggles, Ron miraculously attains excellence and fame being a man among men.

The Hanging Of Ang?lique

Author : Afua Cooper
ISBN : 9780820329406
Genre : Social Science
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New light is shed on the largely misunderstood or ignored history of slavery in Canada through this portrait of slave Marie-Joseph Angelique, who in 1734 was arrested, tried, convicted, and executed for starting a fire that destroyed more than forty Montreal buildings. Simultaneous.

Parliamentary Debates

Author : New Zealand. Parliament. House of Representatives
ISBN : UCAL:B2890264
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The Story Of My Life

Author : Augustus John Cuthbert Hare
ISBN : UOM:39015013852531
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An English And Telugu Dictionary Explaining The English Idioms Phrases In Telugu

Author : Charles Philip Brown
ISBN : UCAL:$B235362
Genre : English language
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The Story Teller; Or Table Book Of Popular Literature Ed By R Bell

Author : Story-teller
ISBN : OXFORD:600055778
Genre : English fiction
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The Story Of Francis Cludde

Author : Stanley John Weyman
ISBN : UCAL:B3327488
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The Story Of The Good Ship Bounty And Her Mutineers

Author : David Herbert
ISBN : UCR:31210006208555
Genre : Bounty
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Parliamentary Debates

Author : New Zealand. Parliament
ISBN : UCSC:32106019841847
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St Botolph Aldgate The Story Of A City Parish

Author : Arthur George Breeks Atkinson
ISBN : UCD:31175021432946
Genre : Aldgate (London, England)
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The Writings Of Douglas Jerrold Mrs Caudle S Curtain Lectures The Story Of A Feather The Sick Giant And The Doctor Dwarf 1852

Author : Douglas William Jerrold
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Handy Book Of Literary Curiosities

Author : William Shepard Walsh
ISBN : UIUC:30112117710423
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