Hanged if you do

by on May.19, 2012, under Blog posts

I’m blogging today at Romancing the Past about an issue dear to the regency politician-hero of Ruined by Rumor, my Monday release: capital punishment. In Great Britain at the beginning of the nineteenth century, more than 200 different crimes were punishable by death, and many of them were non-violent, even trivial offenses.

And here’s a fun fact: did you know that 177 years after Britain last burned a man at the stake for heresy, it was still burning women? Click here to learn why.

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