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A traitor’s death? The identity of a drawn, hanged and quartered man from Hulton Abbey, Staffordshire

A traitor’s death? The identity of a drawn, hanged and quartered man from Hulton Abbey, Staffordshire

By Mary E. Lewis

Antiquity, Vol.82 (2008)

Abstract: Analysis of a set of bones redeposited in a medieval abbey graveyard showed that the individual had been beheaded and chopped up, and this in turn suggested one of England’s more gruesome execution practices. Since quartering was generally reserved for the infamous, the author attempts to track down the victim and proposes him to be Hugh Despenser, the lover of King Edward II.

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