Drawing and quartering

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Comment by Catherine Collingborn on January 28th, 2010 at 10:10 am

Notworthy victims: William Collingbourne was hung, drawn and quartered in 1484 not 1485.
Separate entry on WC has correct date.

Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on January 28th, 2010 at 11:01 am

Thank you for that feedback. The article has been revised to correct the statement.

Comment by David Fear on June 4th, 2014 at 7:49 pm

The article states that Joshua Tefft is considered the only person in United States history to have been drawn and quartered. Why is he the only one considered to have suffered that fate when we know it was a common practice in that era and a number of other historical figures suffered the same fate; in 1676 the Native American Narragansett tribe’s Canonchet and the Wampanoag tribe’s Metacomet (known to the English settlers as King Philip), 1771 Captain Benjamin Merrill, to name a few?

Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on March 24th, 2016 at 5:10 pm

Thank you, David, for your feedback. You are correct and the text is being to revised to correct the fact that Joshua Tefft was not the only person in the US to suffer this fate.

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