Dying Speeches & Bloody Murder: Crime Broadsides Collected by the Harvard Law School Library


Subject:
Crime , Capital Punishment , Trials & Cases , Crime in Literature

Description:
"Just as programs are sold at sporting events today, broadsides -- styled at the time as 'Last Dying Speeches' or 'Bloody Murders' -- were sold to the audiences that gathered to witness public executions in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Britain. ... The examples digitized here span the years 1707 to 1891 and include accounts of executions for such crimes as arson, assault, counterfeiting, horse stealing, murder, rape, robbery, and treason." From the Harvard Law School Library.

Publisher:
The President and Fellows of Harvard College

Language:
English

Source:
http://broadsides.law.harvard.edu/


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