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Subject: History Facts
Date: Sat, 19 Nov 2005 12:27:22 EST


"Italy did not legally abolish torture until 1786."
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"Historian John Stow recorded that during the reign of Henry VIII, which
lasted 38 years, 72,000 people were executed for one crime or another."
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"The greatest number of people hanged at the same time in England was 24, 23
men and a woman, at Tyburn in 1649."
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"The last man sentenced to be burned at the stake in the USA was a slave
named Negro Jack, the execution taking place in 1825."
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"The last woman to be hanged as a witch in England was Alice Mollard, in
1686."
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"In France punishment by the pillory was abolished by law in 1832."



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