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Re: Crucifiction? was( RE: torture in England (was questions)

Poster: "Michael Jeffrey Looney" <barderic@mailcity.com>

>However I see no medievalists discussing crucifiction as a common
torture.  Does this mean that crucifiction died out in early period?<

Actually, I think it was b/c of the religious ramifications of it....
The church was, in a way, the "head" of England, and they would have viewed it as a sacrament to "crucify" someone as Christ has been.
To them, it woudl have been imoral...
But the The question that arrises to me is that they considered the tortures "due justice", but wouldn't it have been about the same thing?

Tristin de Roquelaure ("idiot savant")
Kingdon of Atlantia
Barony of the Windmaster's Hill
Canton of Buckston-on-Eno
"Als thai haf wryten and sayd
Haf I alle in myn Inglis layd,
In symple speechs as I couthe,
That is lightest in manne's mouthe.
Alle for the luf of symple men,
That strange Inglis cannot ken."

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