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The Gallows Tree free pdf Northumberland in the eighteenth century was a wild place, where gangs of hardened criminals roamed the countryside awaiting their chance to prey on the vulnerable and unwary. Long distances between isolated settlements did not deter the men, many of them unpaid, who rode the length and breadth of the county to catch the wrongdoers and bring them to justice. Barry Redfern, retired Chief Superintendent, Northumbria Police, turns his detective's eye on astonishing real life stories of murder, robbery, high treason and counterfeiting and investigates the hangings, brandings, whippings and other punishments meted out to criminals. At a time when even a used handkerchief was a valuable commodity, the sheer desperation and poverty of some offenders is evident. Just sometimes the long arm of the law could be merciful!

About Barry Redfern

Barry Redfern was Chief Superintendent with Northumbria Police before retirement. He then turned his attention to the history of crime and criminology in the region. His previous books include The Shadow of the Gallows: crime and punishment in Newcastle in the eighteenth century (2003), and Victorian Villains: prisoners from Newcastle Gaol 1871-1873 (2006).

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Author : Barry Redfern
Publisher : Tyne Bridge Publishing
Data Published : 14 March 2013
ISBN : 1857952138
EAN : 9781857952131
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 160 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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