Durham Executions from 1700 to 1900

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Servant girl Mary Nicholson may have been driven to murder after being sexually assaulted by her master, but she was nevertheless hanged for her crime 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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Servant girl Mary Nicholson may have been driven to murder after being sexually assaulted by her master, but she was nevertheless hanged for her crime 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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