History with the nasty bits left in! ‘Cruel Crime and Painful Punishment’ is crammed full of 7,000 years of law-makers and law-breakers with a rogue’s gallery of pirates, witch-finders, highwaymen, torturers, traitors and tyrants. Read on for horrible hangings, putrid prisons and terrible transportation. Find out the truth about brutal school beatings, test your local policeman, and see if you can escape beheading in the terrible Tower of London game. History has never been so horrible!