Lachlan Harris

Who would have thought that the english parliament, King James 1 and Queen Elizabeth, had the Gunpowder plotters, ganged, then cut down so they didn't die straight away [although Guid Fawkes did] and then had their 'privy parts cut off and burnt in front of them, then had their bowels removed [while still alive]? And then beheaded. And this is just prior to Shakespear writing King lear. I thought we lived in barbaric

Nancy Most history students would know that the punishment for treason was to be hanged, drawn and quartered.

PS Queen Elizabeth I had died before the Guy Fawkes Plot occurred.
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