I BET YOU DIDN’T KNOW THIS ABOUT GETTING BEHEADED..May not be…

I BET YOU DIDN’T KNOW THIS ABOUT GETTING BEHEADED..

May not be the reason for the season.. but certainly an interesting little tidbit about getting beheaded..

Guillotines made the act of decapitating someone relatively quick (but not painless), but before the guillotine was invented, using a sword or axe often meant multiple strokes were required. Mary, Queen of Scots, for example, required three strokes when she was executed in 1587. 

Think that’s bad? According to Tudor History, Margaret Pole, the Eighth Countess of Salisbury, was beheaded by an inexperienced executioner who botched the job and practically shredded her head and neck. made the act of decapitating someone relatively quick (but not painless), but before the guillotine was invented, using a sword or axe often meant multiple strokes were required. Mary, Queen of Scots, for example, required three strokes when she was executed in 1587. Think that’s bad? 

According to Tudor History, Margaret Pole, the Eighth Countess of Salisbury, was beheaded by an inexperienced executioner who botched the job and practically shredded her head and neck.

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