Hanged, Drawn, and Quartered

Hello and welcome to 2020 and part two in our series of the history of state executions. To start 2020 off on a truly odd note, I thought it would be interesting to explore arguably the most grotesque public spectacle in English history, the act of hanging, drawing, and quartering. HDQ was a state-sponsored executionContinue reading “Hanged, Drawn, and Quartered”

Executions Part 1: Riding the Lightning

For Halloween this year, I thought it would be cool to do a series of articles that deal with the macabre. Thank you for checking out our first in a series of articles about the worst ways to die via government sanction execution. Since the beginning of organized law and government, there has been capitolContinue reading “Executions Part 1: Riding the Lightning”