Thursday, May 14, 2015

The right to be beheaded

This was an important right that the nobility held during the High Middle Ages.

Once one understands that the alternatives were burning or hanging, the fact that this was considered a right is more comprehensible.


  1. After droigt du seigneur, it was one of the best ones.

    1. You know that "right" is made up, right?

    2. Yes. I'm making a joke not doing social history.
      Of course, considering some of the outlandish claims about "rape culture" these days maybe it is wise to note that this is just a myth!


Current review queue

Pearce: British Journal for the History of Philosophy Deneen: The American Conservative Chao-Reiss: Computing Reviews