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unknown tyburn 1131 e 1 4 f frontispiece and title page-1.jpg
The opening pages of a book about notorious crimes of the 18th-century. The image on the left page depicts the Rebel Lord's being hung publicly on Tower Hill.

Locke_treatises_of_government_page.jpg
Locke's essay on the government and its role with the justice system in the 17th century. He talks about the law and how it relates to each and every individual. In the text, Locke's makes many comparison to biblical examples in the law and how God…

Death Mask of William Burke.jpg
A plaster mold of the head of William Burke after his public execution in 1829 for the "anatomy murders." Burke was named by his accomplices as the head of the body-snatching, black-market trade that supplied the Edinburgh's medical school with…

william hogarth  the four stages of cruelty_ the reward of cruelty 1 february 1751.jpg
The subject, Nero, has been hanged for his crimes. His body has been donated to anatomists for public dissections. A crowd gathers as surgeons take him apart. The dominating figure above oversees the spectacle, his role as chief surgeon or high judge…
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