11.04.2005

Lots of revelery tonight, as it's Guy Fawkes day. For those back in the States, it's a celebration of a failed Catholic attempt to overthrow the Protestant government in England in the 1600s. They earned it though. The plotters who survived capture faced this:

Under instructions from Salisbury, the Attorney General lay principal responsibility on the Jesuits, before describing the traditional punishment for traitors: hanging, drawing and quartering. They would be hanged until half-dead, upon which their genitals would be cut off and burned in front of them. Still alive, their bowels and heart would be removed. Finally they would be decapitated and dismembered; their body parts would be publicly displayed, eaten by the birds as they decomposed.


Yeeks.