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There's always the good old British method of hanging, drawing and quartering. Reserved for particularly bad people, such as those convicted of treason or in some cases committing the heinous crime of being a member of the wrong religion, the condemned was first hanged by the neck until almost dead. Then they were
drawn, meaning that their intestines were cut out and burnt in front of them. Finally, before the prisoner passed out through pain and blood loss, the body was cut into four parts, or sometimes just the four limbs were removed (quartering). Following this the victim, now most certainly deceased, was usually decapitated and their head mounted on a pole somewhere conspicuous to the citizenry.