Execution Sites of Devon and Cornwall
£5.99 inc. p & p
Shark Cornwall Publishing. A boy hanged for sheep stealing minutes before a rider appeared with a reprieve commuting his sentence to life – The man they tried to hang three times then gave up on – The self appointed “King of Lundy” who hung those who didn’t obey him – The mayor who built a gallows not knowing it was for his own execution – The 141 French prisoners who may not have been hanged despite popular legend – Saint Cuthbert Mayne who was hung, drawn and quartered in Launceston. “Toe the line”, “Money for old rope”, “One for the road”. All these expressions have their origins in executions.