Torture and Punishment at the Tower of London eBook


You are to be laid on a hurdle and so drawn to the place of execution …

For hundreds of years, the Tower of London was the state prison of England. Priests and heretics, POWs and prostitutes, spies and soldiers were all confined within its walls, some of them subject to terrifying experiences.

This fascinating book describes the torture and executions carried out at the Tower of London from the Middle Ages to the Second World War. It explains how the Tower’s reputation as a grim fortress is but a part of its extraordinary history.

Tells the gruesome yet absorbing story of torture and imprisonment at the Tower of London through the historical objects themselves

Perfect book for history lovers or as a quirky gift

Pub date  28th February 2020
ISBN  978 0 94809 297 8
Trim Size 228x168 mm
Extent 64 pp
Binding style
Details of
60 colour illustrations,
10 black and white illustrations


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