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re: An historical question
Henry Best wrote:
> I seem to recall that, in England, the axe was used to behead
> most folks and the sword was used for royalty. Can't really
> remember where I heard that, so don't take it _too_ seriously.
Didn't Henry VIII make special arrangements for a French headsman
to cross the Channel and use a sword, rather than an axe, to
behead Ann Boleyn?
Michael Fenwick of Fotheringhay, O.L. (Mike Andrews) Namron, Ansteorra
Pray for the repose of the soul of Katherine Godfrey (1955-1994),
much loved and greatly missed.