For Whom The Bell Tolls: A Century Of Executions

FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS: A CENTURY OF EXECUTIONS

Language: English

ISBN: 9781843230229

Current Publication Date: 2005

Format: Paperback

Number of Pages: 112

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From its original location in Swansea Castle to its present home on a patch of land still known as Cox's Farm, Swansea Prison has had a long and colourful history. In this accesible and fully illustrated book, author Peter Goodall, charts the most dramatic moments in the history of the prison, and tells the stories behind the 15 executions which took place between 1858 and 1958.

Drawing upon material from local newspapers and eyewitness accounts, this volume is packed with riveting tales of the crimes committed by Swansea's most wanted men, whose lives were brought to and abrupt and often emotional end at the gallows. Beginning with the execution of two Greek sailors for a drunken murder committed while their ship was in port, and concluding with such pitiful tales as that of a local man who threw his small daughter off Swansea Pier, For Whom the Bell Tolls is a gripping read.