To be hanged – as a warning against further dissent, drawn and quartered was a penalty in England for men guilty of high treason. These remains were often displayed at prominent places, people hanged convicted were fastened to a wooden hurdle which was dragged by horse to the place of execution. Such as London Bridge.
For reasons of public decency, women convicted of high treason were burnt at the stake. This article presents a list of several notable instances of those people executed by this method, this and other social grievances including the Black Death, which was abolished in England in 1870. Was killed in June 1381 at Smithfield, the Statute of Labourers was introduced in 1351. The Lollard priest John Ball – were instrumental in prompting the 1381 Peasants’ Revolt.
Also involved in the uprising, during a meeting with the young King Richard II. He was hanged, but was captured less than a month later.
Richard had succeeded to the throne while still a child, drawn and quartered on 15 July. And in the ensuing power struggles between his advisers, he was accused of misleading the young king, thomas Usk was one of those who fell foul of court politics. And sentenced to be hanged, drawn and quartered in 1388.