Pierrepoint - A Family of Executioners



For 55 Years, Generations Of The Pierrepoint Family Served As Fearsome Hangmen In England The Dynasty Began In 1901 With Henry Pierrepoint, Who Was Followed Into The Gruesome Profession By His Brother Thomas, And In Time, His Eldest Son Albert Between Them, They Carried Out An Amazing 900 Executions This Book Recounts The Lives And Tales Of The Pierrepoint Family, Their Reasons For Taking Up The Profession, And The Inside Details Of The Execution Cases And The Deeds Themselves Insight Is Shed On The Feuds And Intense Rivalry Between Fellow Hangmen, As Well As The Notorious Cases That Kept The Family Firmly In The Spotlight With Extracts From Diaries And Comments On The Family S Representation In The Media, This Book Provides A Fascinating Look At A Profession That Is Long Gone, But Certainly Not Forgotten.Pierrepoint - A Family of Executioners

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  • Paperback
  • 319 pages
  • Pierrepoint - A Family of Executioners
  • Steven Fielding
  • English
  • 14 April 2018
  • 9781844546114

10 thoughts on “Pierrepoint - A Family of Executioners

  1. says:

    I was twelve years old when the last man was hanged in Great Britain, so I was very interested in reading about the Pierrepoint family At first I was stunned how many executions there were as I had always been under the impression that hangings were few and far between in the modern world But it appeared the successive generations of Pierrepoints seemed to be dashing from prison to prison to carry out their duty It was a gruesome account, but fairly well written I did think that in parts it was just a catalogue of the condemned person, a brief history of their crime and their demeanour on the gallows I don t think it was necessary to give the reader the length of drop for each execution Another thing that surprised me was the number of men who murdered their spouses or other female relatives acquaintances In many cases the crime was committed through drink so no change there.However, this book whetted my ...

  2. says:

    A bit dry.

  3. says:

    Really really good The story of a family of hangmen, who over the decades they were employed must have racked up quite a body count For those who like true crime, this is the book for you Every paragra...

  4. says:

    The story of the working lives of the three men of the Pierrepoint family who served as British hangmen in the late 19th and 20th centuries Interesting to read about these men as most true crime focuses on the criminals crimes and not this particular aspect As one of the assistant ha...

  5. says:

    This read like a text book than a modern day biography Interesting in parts but very repetitious, particularly describing the hanging process For lovers of true crime, I think this would be a bit of a disappointment unless you are a real fanatic of hanging executions.

  6. says:

    The constant descriptions of how they worked out the length of the hanging rope gets really repetitive after a while.

  7. says:

    This read like a book of lists which I guess could be considered comprehensive but read like a chore.

  8. says:

    a fab book from our steve at bolton college.x

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