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Gibbet

Alphascript Publishing (02-08-2010 )

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ISBN-13:

978-613-1-87036-1

ISBN-10:
6131870365
EAN:
9786131870361
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. A gibbet is a gallows-type structure from which the dead bodies of executed criminals were hung on public display to deter other existing or potential criminals. To gibbet a criminal is to display the criminal on a gibbet. This practice is also called "hanging in chains". Gibbeting was common law punishment, which a judge could impose in addition to execution. This practice was regularised in England by the Murder Act 1752, which empowered judges to impose this for murder. It was most often used for traitors, murderers, highwaymen, pirates, and sheep-stealers, and was intended to discourage others from committing similar offences. The structures were therefore often placed next to public highways (frequently at crossroads) and waterways. There are many places named Gibbet Hill in England. One is between Coventry and Kenilworth in Warwickshire, and others are found at Frome, Somerset, near Haslemere in Surrey, and Mary Tavy in Devon.
Maison d'édition:
Alphascript Publishing
Site Web:
https://www.alphascript-publishing.com/
Edité par:
Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, John McBrewster
Numéro de pages:
88
Publié le:
02-08-2010
Stock:
Disponible
Catégorie:
Histoire
Prix:
34.00 €
Mots-clés:
Punishment, Chains, England, 18th Century

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