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Old May 16th, 2011, 03:04 AM   #31

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Old May 16th, 2011, 03:53 AM   #32

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One or two people might have heard of this execution of an obscure Jewish preacher:
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Old May 16th, 2011, 06:48 AM   #33

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Old May 16th, 2011, 06:55 AM   #34

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The execution of the byzantine emperor Andronikos I Komnenos:

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He was tied for 3 days so that the mob can torture him. During that time one of his hands was cut off, he was beaten, one of his eyes gouged out, his teeth and hair were pulled off, and even boiling water was thrown at his face.
He was then hunged upside down in the Hippodrome, where he was eventually killed, and torn apart.
Accounts about Andronikos I claim that he was physically strong, maybe that is the reason why he managed to withstood so much torture and survive for such a long period of time.
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The execution of the byzantine emperor Andronikos I Komnenos:

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He was tied for 3 days so that the mob can torture him. During that time one of his hands was cut off, he was beaten, one of his eyes gouged out, his teeth and hair were pulled off, and even boiling water was thrown at his face.
He was then hunged upside down in the Hippodrome, where he was eventually killed, and torn apart.
Accounts about Andronikos I claim that he was physically strong, maybe that is the reason why he managed to withstood so much torture and survive for such a long period of time.
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Old May 16th, 2011, 07:06 AM   #36

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My uncle lives by a lake called 'Hemlock' in NY...I always think of Socrates when we pass it and how unappealing the name is to swimmers.


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Madame Elisabeth de France. Her crime was being a member of the royal family and swept up in the propaganda against them. When she layed onto the guillotine the shawl she was wearing came off and she begged the executioners to fix it so she would die with dignity and decency. She had just turned 30 a few weeks earlier.
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Old May 16th, 2011, 02:03 PM   #37

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One of many hanged by Britain's most famous executioner Albert Pierrepoint.

I was reading about him recently on Wiki, one of his last executions was James Inglis and the fastest ever recorded:

"On 8 May 1951, the Executioner, Albert Pierrepoint escorted Inglis from his cell to the gallows immediately adjacent, and hanged him without delay. This was the fastest British hanging on record, taking just seven seconds from the time that Inglis was removed from his cell to the moment that the trapdoor opened..."

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My post about the scientific method for hanging, was tabulated by Alberts father. the object being to break/snap the victims neck, rather than strangle them.

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Old June 12th, 2011, 11:03 AM   #38
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Maybe it's a warning to the crowd, "BEHOLD THE HEAD OF THE TRAITOR"
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Old June 12th, 2011, 11:31 AM   #39

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Major John Andre. British officer alleged to be the p.o.c. for Bennedict Arnold in his treasonous activities. Throughout his confinement and trial, he was said to be most considerate and generous with his friendship towards the Americans tasked with guarding him. His calm courage impressed all who came in contact with him and it is said that many American officers wept at his execution.

Wasn't he executed fot 'treason'?which as a British officer doesn't make much sense.

I believe he was out of uniform so could have been executed as a spy?
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David Crockett at the Alamo.
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