The guillotine is a most potent image of revolutionary France, the tool whereby a whole society was 'redesigned'.
Tracing the development of the guillotine, this book recounts the stories of famous executions, the lives of the executioners, and the research into whether the head retained consciousness after it was separated from the body.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 224 pages
- Publisher: The History Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 27/03/1997
- Category: History: specific events & topics
- ISBN: 9780750944038