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By Alison Bruce

This is the 1st absolutely accomplished biography at the hangman James Billington, a former pub entertainer and barber who secured the publish of executioner for London and the house Counties. The reader is brought to the true Billington, illuminating the darkish aspect of a guy who held the mandate to kill. 3 of his sons in his footsteps and jointly the kin have been answerable for 218 executions in nice Britain among 1884 and 1905. The tales at the back of all of Billington’s executions also are included.

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