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Leeds student with thirst for history chosen to write grizzly book

An example of a typically gruesome image published in “penny dreadful” comics in the past. This shows the public execution by decapitation in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1794 of Robert Watt for High Treason along with David Downie. Public execution was a popular event and crowds of people would turn up to watch.

By Tia- Jane Coyle

A HISTORY fanatic has been asked to write a popular history book about the most notorious thieves, body-snatchers and cannibals that have ever lived in England.Read More »Leeds student with thirst for history chosen to write grizzly book