Comments: *Drawing and Quartering

For an excellent, gruesome description of draw and quartering in the case of a regicide, let me recommend the opening to Discipline and Punish byt Michel Foucault. It is, without a doubt, the most captivating opening of any philosophical book. Ever.

Posted by Daniel at December 2, 2004 06:22 PM

Are you channeling Mookie now?

Posted by Victor at December 3, 2004 06:43 AM

I don't know where I heard this , but a long time ago I was told that the childrens game "Marco Polo" had something to do with drawing and quartering, and that Marco Polo was executed in this manner.

Am I mad? Is this true?

Posted by Oorgo at December 3, 2004 12:44 PM

Oorgo, that's the first I've heard that one. A quick search shows he lived to about 70 years old and probably died of natural causes.

Posted by Jennifer at December 3, 2004 02:08 PM

I am sure they were also castrated.

Posted by Monjo at December 7, 2004 06:50 AM

When was “draw and quartering” last executed in Eastern Europe? I’m trying to find out if the scene from the documentary “Faces of Death VI” is real

Posted by anthony at December 23, 2004 06:15 PM