Tag: drawing and quartering

Cato Street and where it led

by on Jun.19, 2013, under Blog posts

The Cato Street raid

The 1820 raid on Cato Street, which led to the last sentence of drawing and quartering in England.

Today I’m at Romancing the Past, blogging about the Cato Street conspirators, and why until 1814 British law was still condemning certain prisoners to have “your privy members be cut off, your bowels taken out and burnt in your view.”

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