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Join Date: 08 Dec 2004
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I enjoy these so much- thank you.
There are also famous cases like When the Duke of Athens (Walter of Brienne) hung a merchant for criticising him in Florence and paraded him through the streets with his tongue cut out. He was suspended by one foot as well, on the usual carriage that lead the parade on San Giovanni Feast between the red and white banner poles that flew the Florence standard. The one foot hanging had a specific torture aspect as the victim would have no purchase and would flail around and break the pelvis. Cruel sods were they not! ~Rosanne
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