Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Guy Fawkes est mort

1606 Westminster, London, UK: Guy Fawkes (b. 1570), the only man to enter Parliament with honest intentions, jumped to his death from the gallows moments before his execution for treason in the plot to blow up James I of England. The punishment for treason involved the offender being dragged on hurdles through the streets to the execution-place, hanged, but taken down while still alive, castrated, disembowelled and cut into quarters (as four of the Gunpowder Plotters were executed on January 30). Fawkes was thus mutilated after his death.
Gunpowder Plot     More, in the Scriptorium


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