Thursday, March 22, 2012

Blesseds Thomas Pilchard and Matthew Flathers

From Stephanie Mann. Not for the faint of heart.
Remember that hanging, drawing and quartering was live vivisection: a fumbling, inept executioner could prolong the suffering. It was a mercy if the hangman allowed the victim to die while hanging, or at least be unconscious. (Read entire post.)

1 comment:

Stephanie A. Mann said...

Thanks again, for the post and link!

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