Foul Deeds & Suspicious Deaths in Coventry

Product Number: EB00755274
Released: Mar 08, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781783033812
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books
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Description

In the middle of Great Britain sits a historic city-with a long history of horror. These are the true crime stories from Coventry's past. Now a thriving, modern metropolis, Coventry has been an established center of trade and culture for nearly a thousand years. But as with any site where mankind gathers, the darker side of humanity always shows itself. Foul Deeds & Suspicious Deaths in Coventry takes you on a sinister journey from medieval times to the twentieth century in which you will meet villains, cutthroats, traitors, witches, martyrs, and suicidal lovers-a menagerie of crime and punishment in all their shocking variety. Among the many awful episodes included are a brutal regicide, religious martyrdoms and a witchcraft murder in the medieval period. Also included are the story of a triple execution at Gibbet Hill, poisonings and drownings in the Georgian and Victorian eras, and in more recent times, a murderer's lonely suicide. For fans of historical madness and mayhem, Foul Deeds & Suspicious Deaths in Coventry is a fascinating compendium of crime.

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Author(s): David McGrory
Genre: True Crime
Original Publish Date: Oct 30, 2004

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