Off with her head!

Apropos of our Nottingham Galleries of Justice Museum visit last weekend, and the Brown Bag seminar on Wednesday, is this article about a guillotine finally going on display in France. Why? Well, it has finally become a museum object, in the sense that it isn't being used any more. The model on display is the last intact one remaining in mainland France, and apparently, it was being used up until 1981. The article also poses some interesting questions about the interpretation (or lack thereof) of justice systems, something that has kept coming up in discussion this week among us.


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