The English Execution Narrative, 1200–1700: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The English Execution Narrative, 1200–1700

1st Edition

By Katherine Royer

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192 pages

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Royer examines the changing ritual of execution across five centuries and discovers a shift both in practice and in the message that was sent to the population at large. She argues that what began as a show of retribution and revenge became a ceremonial portrayal of redemption as the political, religious and cultural landscape of England evolved.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS015000
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain