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Auld Stirling Punishments

History


by
David Kinnaird

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 128 pages

File size: 5.6 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

From the murder of James I and the brutal torture of his betrayers to the beheading of Radical Weavers Baird and Hardie, the history of crime and punishment in Stirling’s Royal Burgh has reflected the passions and prejudices of the Scottish nation. Here are shockintg tales of the brutal and the bloody, the sad and the seditious, of the thieves, traitors, murderers and martyrs who shaped the destiny of those who dwell upon the Castle Rock. Richly illustrated, and filled with victims and villains, nobles, executioners and torturers, this book explores Stirling’s criminal heritage and the many grim and ancient punishments exacted inside the region’s churches, workhouses and schools. It is a shocking survey of our nation’s penal history.

From the murder of James I and the brutal torture of his betrayers to the beheading of Radical Weavers Baird and Hardie, the history of crime and punishment in Stirling’s Royal Burgh has reflected the passions and prejudices of the Scottish nation. Here are shockintg tales of the brutal and the bloody, the sad and the seditious, of the thieves, traitors, murderers and martyrs who shaped the destiny of those who dwell upon the Castle Rock. Richly illustrated, and… (more)

From the murder of James I and the brutal torture of his betrayers to the beheading of Radical Weavers Baird and Hardie, the history of crime and punishment in Stirling’s Royal Burgh has reflected the passions and prejudices of the Scottish nation. Here are shockintg tales of the brutal and the bloody, the sad and the seditious, of the thieves, traitors, murderers and martyrs who shaped the destiny of those who dwell upon the Castle Rock. Richly illustrated, and filled with victims and villains, nobles, executioners and torturers, this book explores Stirling’s criminal heritage and the many grim and ancient punishments exacted inside the region’s churches, workhouses and schools. It is a shocking survey of our nation’s penal history.

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