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Pierrepoint: A Family of Executioners Kindle Edition
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Being a public hangman was a fairly well remunerated job at a time when wages were very , very low comparatively, so it must have given all 3 Pierrepoints a fairly decent living ? -Enough for Albert to buy a pub in fact !
The very sad thing is many of the people who were hanged during the tenure of the Pierrepoints had committed acts of murder which under French law would have been considered crimes of passion committed whilst under extreme emotional duress , like that of Ruth Ellis .
I suppose its the old phrase , "Its a dirty job, but someone has to do it " would have been their rationale and at least they dispatched people cleanly and quickly ?
Trials took a matter of days , verdicts delivered in minutes , sentences carried out within days rather than weeks until appeals were finally allowed ( but rarely granted).
Where is Lunburg - did the author actually mean Luneburg ? Sloppy writing - sorry , but it is .
I looked at another the of Fieldng's books and the text was lifted almost word for word from Wikipedia - thats not writing , its plagiaristic !
But I think of those people who were innocent and I'll bet that didn't rest easily on the conscience of any of the Pierrepoints at the final reckoning - whatever that may actually be ...............?
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