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The Botched Execution of The Woman Hacked 11 Times By Ax

“Not even a shred of dignity in that death,” an executioner said.

An engraving of the death of Margaret Pole — by William Andrews, Public Domain

When executions happened throughout history, the humane way to do it was quick and painless. The guillotine was designed for that fashion.

However, there were also a variety of botched executions. These ended up being incredibly ugly…




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