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SOME FEMALE POISONERS.

HUNG, DRAWN, AND BURNT.

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HUNG, DRAWN, AND BURNT. In the good old days of the unreformed English criminal law, the wife who murdered her husband was done to death with additional ignominy. The crime was regarded as something more than murder; it was "petit treason; "and the woman who committed it was first drawn on a sledge, instead of a cart, to the place of execution, and then strangled, after which her body was burnt by the common hangman. But sometimes the hangman was in a hurry (he was a busy man in the eighteenth century), and began the burning before the strangulation was complete. For instance, the notorious Catherine Hayes, executed at Tyburn on the i9th of May, 1726, for the murder of her husband, was literally burnt to death. The executioner, letting go the rope sooner than usual, in consequence of the flames reaching his hands, the fire burnt fiercely round her, and the spectators beheld her poshing the faggots from her, while she rent the air with her cries and lamentations. Other faggots were instantly thrown on her, but she survived amid the flames for a considerable time, and her body was not perfectly reduced to ashes in less than three hours."

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