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Re: Public Executions
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0565  Friday, 21 March 2003

From:           Ros King <
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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

James wrote:

>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.

Ros

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