Putting the gore into gory.
This no-holds-barred expose of executions through the ages begins with the delights of the Roman Colosseum, where criminals were ripped apart by wild animals. It then moves through the middle ages – a period during which criminals were variously broken, burned, boiled, quartered, drowned and impaled. Next up is the art of hanging, before journeying to France for a look at the invention of the guillotine and it’s role in the French revolution. Moving on to the 20th century, the electric chair, the gas chamber and death by lethal injection are also covered.