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The medieval lord high executioner

Advantages: Starkly realistic, sensitive portrayal of a grim subject
Disadvantages: Too much chronological see-sawing; too much of the author's own thoughts

Frantz Schmidt, the official executioner and torturer in Nuremberg, the Albert Pierrepoint of his day, entered his terrible profession by accident. In 1553, shortly before he was born, the Margrave of Brandenburg-Kulmbach ordered the arrest of three guns ...

JOHNV 05.08.2014 · Read full review
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Review of The Faithful Executioner: Life and Death in the Sixteenth Century - Joel F. Harrington

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Are you sure you want those sweets?

Advantages: Interesting study of a little-known murder case
Disadvantages: Some slightly irrelevant material which could have been omitted

Don’t have nightmares. Very few people have ever died from eating chocolate, so your chances are one in several million. Sadly, somebody once did – and he was only very small. The book In June 1871 four-year-old Sidney Barker was on holiday in B ...

JOHNV 01.02.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Death by Chocolate The Serial Poisoning of Victorian Brighton - Sophie Jackson

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Murder in the countryside

Advantages: Gripping tale of early 19th century true crime
Disadvantages: None

The book In 1806 the Reverend George Parker was well established as the Rector of Oddingley, a quiet little village in Worcestershire. Married with a small daughter, in addition to his clerical duties he was also a part-time farmer and kept a he ...

JOHNV 18.07.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Damn His Blood - Peter Moore

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One evil woman - *Warning: subject matter may upset some readers*

Advantages: A sordid story reasonably told
Disadvantages: Repetitive in places

...In June 2009 Plymouth, the city where I have worked and lived near for most of my life, made headlines for the worst reasons possible. It was the month that Vanessa George, who worked at one of the pre-school nurseries there, was arrested on charges of c ...

JOHNV 13.10.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Vanessa A Portrait Of Evil - Wensley Clarkson

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A Must Have For Any Law Student

Advantages: Indispensable; easy to use; has addititional information included; cheap price
Disadvantages: You can use the Internet to locate definitions, but the dictionary is more reliable

INTRODUCTION As a student studying Law at University, it certainly isn't the easiest of subjects, and can often lead to numerous sleepless nights trying to complete seminar homework, or knuckling down on a new assignment. I have endless amounts ...

Sonic4290 28.09.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Oxford Dictionary of the Law - Oxford Paperback Reference

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