[Milton-L] Fw: Hanged in their coffins (Milton and Bradshaw in DNB)

Robert Oventile rsoventile at earthlink.net
Mon Mar 5 20:26:08 EST 2012


Many thanks, Carol. I look forward to any more details; I may just have to
appropriate the image/resonances of the phrase ³hanged in their coffins²
willy-nilly of whatever referential specificity the phrase may or may not
possess.


On 3/5/12 2:53 PM, "Carol Barton" <cbartonphd1 at verizon.net> wrote:

> I believe the bodies--not the coffins--were hanged at Tyburn (where Marble
> Arch now stands), Robert--and their heads were impaled on spikes outside
> Whitehall--but it's been a while and I will have to check for you when I
> haven't had an incredibly long day. The bodies were exhumed from their stately
> graves at Westminster Abbey and desecrated to show the Restoration Royalists'
> contempt for the rebels, who had dared to be make arrangements to be buried
> with crowned kings and queens.
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>> ----- Original Message -----
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>> From:  Robert Oventile <mailto:rsoventile at earthlink.net>
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>> To: milton-l at lists.richmond.edu
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>> Sent: Monday, March 05, 2012 3:15 PM
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>> Subject: Re: [Milton-L] Fw: Hanged in  their coffins (Milton and Bradshaw in
>> DNB)
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>> 
>> Carol:
>> 
>> Do you have any clarification as to the  exact procedure of one being hanged
>> in one¹s coffin? Was the coffin hung on a  gallows? Or was the corpse hung on
>> a gallows?
>> 
>> Thanks in advance for any  info.
>> 
>> Robert  
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