longshot at DARKTECH.ORG
Sat Nov 18 00:45:22 CET 2000
>Ps. historically "bad" and botched executions usually led to the
>executioner's demise... this is why the guiotine was used, because it worked
>(mostly anyway). The "professional" executioner still checked the rig and
>pulled the cord and was a much needed part of the process. It also allowed
>the executioner a "blamee", ie. darn machine didn't work! rather than, I
>didn't set it up right or my axe/sword wasn't sharp enough... this allowed
>the executioner to continue executing.
Yeah. In England or France I forget which. I remeber reading about one who
up a state execution of royalty and because this was such a bad thing he was
by his second. I think it was england since they (royalty and such)
by such people "ok" and if it messed up like instead of a not so instant death
was a insult to that person even though everyone usually hated the person.
That whole chivalry thing.
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