Durham Executions from 1700 to 1900

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Being sexually assaulted by her master may have driven servant girl Mary Nicholson to became a poisoner, but she was nevertheless hanged for murder in 1799. This book examines the executions that took place in Durham in the 18th and 19th centuries, a time when social deprivation provoked violence and unrest and relatively petty crimes could be punishable by death.

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Durham Executions from 1700 to 1900

Durham Executions from 1700 to 1900

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9781845630256     Product Code: 220104

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Being sexually assaulted by her master may have driven servant girl Mary Nicholson to became a poisoner, but she was nevertheless hanged for murder in 1799. This book examines the executions that took place in Durham in the 18th and 19th centuries, a time when social deprivation provoked violence and unrest and relatively petty crimes could be punishable by death.

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