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    Romancing the Gibbet

    Romancing the Gibbet: sites of extraordinary punishment in Georgian England By Steve Poole from the University of the West of England. In this haunting Halloween special, Steve takes us behind the scenes of ‘Romancing the Gibbet’. Fusing historical research and poetic response this unique project revisits sites of extraordinary public punishment in Georgian England. Dark tourism in rural England Ralph […]
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    Romancing the Gibbet – The Ballad of Johny Walford

    ‘Romancing the Gibbet’ is a collaboration between poet, Ralph Hoyte and historian, Steve Poole, exploring ‘dark tourism’ at sites of extraordinary public execution in Georgian Britain. This is one of four related events for the festival where researchers will explain the historical background to a single public hanging, perform some spoken-word poetic responses, and introduce the project’s four free audio […]