The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0565 Friday, 21 March 2003
From: Ros King <
Date: Thursday, 20 Mar 2003 16:20:56 +0000
Subject: 14.0560 Re: Public Executions: Hang, Drawn, and Qu
Comment: Re: SHK 14.0560 Re: Public Executions: Hang, Drawn, and Qu
>So, correctly speaking, drawing, hanging and quartering would be a
>better name. The drawing was to humiliate the victim.
'Drawing' is the pulling out of entrails. It applies to the butchering
of farmyard animals as well as to execution, so Hanging drawing and
quartering is the correct order.
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