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When the guillotine fell

the bloody beginning and horrifying end to France"s river of blood, 1791-1977

by Jeremy Mercer

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Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Djandoubi, Hamida, -- d. 1977,
  • Guillotine -- France -- History,
  • Capital punishment -- France -- History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementJeremy Mercer.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHV8555 .M47 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18500714M
    ISBN 100312357915
    ISBN 109780312357917
    LC Control Number2008012873

    A History of the Guillotine. Alister Kershaw. Calder daughter death decapitation Deibler Department documents Dr Guillotin Dr Louis effect eight execution executioner existed fact fall father feeling final France give given hand head headsman Henry humanity inches interest Italy Joseph Justice known later least About Google Books.   The guillotine was invented as a supposedly humane and painless method of execution designed initially for working-class criminals as an alternative to hanging, which was notoriously inefficient. If their necks didn't snap when the trapdoor dropped open, those sentenced to death by hanging sometimes dangled for long agonizing minutes until they.

      “When the Guillotine Fell,” a book by Jeremy Mercer, relates the story of the Djandoubi and the history of the guillotine. According to Mercer, Djandoubi was a depressed man who had lost part of his leg in an accident. “Handsome and exotic. 14 quotes have been tagged as guillotine: Wodehouse: ‘There is only one cure for grey hair. It was invented by a Frenchman. It is called the guillotine.’.

      Guillotine, instrument for inflicting capital punishment by decapitation, introduced in France in It consists of two posts surmounted by a crossbeam and grooved so as to guide an oblique-edged knife, the back of which is weighted to make it fall forcefully upon and slice through the neck of a prone victim. The Maiden (also known as the Scottish Maiden) is an early form of guillotine, or gibbet, that was used between the 16th and 18th centuries as a means of execution in Edinburgh, device was introduced in during the reign of Mary Queen of Scots, and was last used in It long predates the use of the guillotine during the French Revolution.


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