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Are you in the genuflecting business? [Oct. 21st, 2005|05:16 pm]
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Those condemned to die by the axe in Medieval and Renaissance England were obliged to tip their executioner to ensure that he would complete the job in one blow. In some executions, notably that of Mary, Queen of Scots., it took fifteen whacks of the blade before the head was severed.
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[User Picture]From: duckfast
2005-10-22 07:36 am (UTC)
ewww. how grossly painful would that be?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-10-23 12:11 pm (UTC)
I'm thinking it's the kind of grossly painful neither of us want to experience. *nods sagely*
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