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Published by David & Charles in Newton Abbot .
Written in English



  • Great Britain


  • Tower of London (London, England) -- History.,
  • Torture -- Great Britain -- History.,
  • Executions and executioners -- Great Britain -- History.

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. [127]

StatementG. Abbott ; verses by Shelagh Abbott.
ContributionsAbbott, Shelagh.
LC ClassificationsHV8599.G8 A23 1986
The Physical Object
Pagination126, [1] p. :
Number of Pages126
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2303738M
ISBN 100715387286
LC Control Number86178267

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