A traitor's death? The identity of a drawn, hanged and quartered man from Hulton Abbey, Staffordshire

  title={A traitor's death? The identity of a drawn, hanged and quartered man from Hulton Abbey, Staffordshire},
  author={Mary Lewis},
  pages={113 - 124}
  • Mary Lewis
  • Published 1 March 2008
  • Economics
  • Antiquity
Analysis of a set of bones redeposited in a medieval abbey graveyard showed that the individual had been beheaded and chopped up, and this in turn suggested one of England's more gruesome execution practices. Since quartering was generally reserved for the infamous, the author attempts to track down the victim and proposes him to be Hugh Despenser, the lover of King Edward II. 

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