Monday, April 18, 2011

Cruel & Unusual Death

The good news in 1547 in Britain was that the law was amended to end the practice of boiling criminals to death. The bad news was that the punishment was changed to burning them at the stake.

5 comments:

froggy said...

ak!!!

Mr.Mischief said...

Is this where "out of the frying pan, into the fire" comes from?

Joy said...

My sentiments exactly, Froggy. Really, Mr. M!!

Bob said...

Well, it seems only right.
Boiled people taste funny; you need to get a good crisp on them if you want any flavor at all.

Dan said...

I think i would prefer the hot bath.