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Billington

(2009)
Victorian Executioner
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This is the first fully comprehensive biography on the hangman James Billington, a former pub entertainer and barber who secured the post of executioner for London and the Home Counties. The reader is introduced to the real Billington, illuminating the dark side of a man who held the mandate to kill. Three of his sons followed in his footsteps and together the family were responsible for 218 executions in Great Britain between 1884 and 1905. The stories behind all of Billington's executions are also included.

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Hardback Editions

May 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: Billington: Victorian Executioner
Author(s): Alison Bruce
ISBN: 0-7509-4774-8 / 978-0-7509-4774-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: The History Press
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Kindle Editions

October 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Billington: Victorian Executioner
Author(s): Alison Bruce
Publisher: The History Press
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Billington: Victorian Executioner
Author(s): Alison Bruce
Publisher: The History Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA