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  Execution by burning - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The particular form of execution by burning in which the condemned is bound to a large stake is more commonly called burning at the stake.
In many burnings a rope was attached to the convict's neck passing through a ring on the stake and they were simultaneously strangled and burnt.
In 1184, the Synod of Verona legislated that burning was to be the official punishment for heresy.
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 Stake article - Stake ropes tent fertilizer plants folklore mythology Vampire Werewolf - What-Means.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Stakes have many applications, such as demarcating a small plot of land, anchoring ropes for a tent or other portable structure, or slowly releasing fertilizer to aid the growth of plants.
In Christianity, a stake was a pole to which people accused of witchcraft (usually marginalized women) were tied and "burned at the stake".
In gambling, a stake is the quantity of money or other goods that is risked on the outcome of some specific event.
www.what-means.com /encyclopedia/Stake   (203 words)

 Burning at the stake
Burning at the stake in public was used in Britain to punish heresy and in some cases witchcraft, committed by either sex, but latterly for women convicted of High Treason or Petty Treason.
Elizabeth Wright was burned for coining on the 19th of December 1733, although her 26 year old daughter and accomplice was reprieved.
Burning was not a common punishment by this time, at least 32 women suffered this fate between 1735 and 1789.
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 A History of Violence: Burning at the Stake   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Originally, burning at the stake was primarily used for women convicted of treason (men convicted of treason were hanged, drawn and quartered).
In the 17th century, during the Spanish Inquisition, burning at the stake was a popular choice for punishment since it did not spill the victim's blood (the Roman Catholic Church forbade this).
Burning at the stake began to fall out of favor in the 18th century when more "humane" methods of capital punishment rose.
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 Burning epitaph spans decades, races
Rather, the act of burning people at the stake is a centuries-old form of execution which was employed mainly to dispose of religious heretics.
To suggest that being burned at the stake should invariably evoke images of 19th- and 20th-century American racial-hatred crimes is to ignore hundreds of years of history.
The Burning of the Bruin has always been, and will always be, about one thing: a traditional gathering of Trojans of all backgrounds to demonstrate our school pride, and to issue a challenge to our cross-town rival, UCLA.
www.usc.edu /student-affairs/dt/V132/N19/02-burn.19v.html   (538 words)

 SparkNotes: Henry VIII: The Cost of Tyranny
The Protestants were burned for heresy, and the Catholics drawn and quartered, the fullest punishment for treason.
She was burned at the stake, along with a number of martyrs for the Protestant faith, in June 1546.
Near the time he was burning Protestants and beheading Catholics for treason, Henry proudly sent the Catholic Emperor Charles V a copy of the religious primer that was used throughout England to teach the doctrines of its new Church.
www.sparknotes.com /biography/henryviii/section9.rhtml   (1038 words)

 Giordano Bruno Was Burned at the Stake 400 Years Ago
Giordano Bruno was burned at the stake 400 years ago.
Giordano Bruno was burned 400 years ago, the flames engulfing his torso, blistering his skin, turning his insides molten.
Giordano Bruno was burned at the stake 400 years ago by the church, and the world has yet to see such a hero again.
www.punkerslut.com /articles/giordanobrunowasburned.html   (733 words)

 Q: Was anyone ever burned at the stake in America, and if so, who was the last person executed that way
A murderer was more likely to be mutilated a bit and then made to stand on the gallows for a while to think about it, or wear a noose around their neck for a few years.
And minorities were the only ones to be burned at the stake, either literally or as close to it as convenience permitted.
Seized by a mob, he was dragged behind a car through town, then doused in gas and burned alive in the street in the fl part of town.
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The next day a stake was erected in the cemetery of St-Ouen, and in the presence of a great crowd she was solemnly admonished for the last time.
The English and Burgundians were furious, but Cauchon, it seems, placated them by saying, "We shall have her yet." Undoubtedly her position would now, in case of a relapse, be worse than before, for no second retractation could save her from the flames.
Her demeanour at the stake was such as to move even her bitter enemies to tears.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/08409c.htm   (3565 words)

 Burned At The Stake Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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 WORLD March 15, 1997. Journey to the stake: Martyr Thomas Cranmer hesitated on the way   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
On his last day, Archbishop Cranmer was to appear in public to hear the sermon that was customarily preached before burning a heretic.
As the priests shouted to drown out his words, Archbishop Cranmer ran from the church to the stake where he was quickly chained and the fires lit.
Surely, Archbishop Cranmer stumbled on his journey to the stake, but he ran the final lap with the strength of Christ.
www.reformednet.org /salt/970512/cranmer-journeytothestake.htm   (697 words)

After he had been burnt at the stake, we are told that his faithful disciples wished to carry off his remains, but the Jews urged the Roman officer to refuse his consent for fear that the Christians "would only abandon the Crucified One and begin to worship this man".
Gregory of Nyssa in his sermons on the forty martyrs, after describing how their bodies were burned by command of the persecutors, explains that "their ashes and all that the fire had spared have been so distributed throughout the world that almost every province has had its share of the blessing.
It seems to have been felt that when the souls of the blessed martyrs on the day of general were once more united to their bodies, they would be accompanied in their passage to heaven by those who lay around them and that these last might on their account find more ready acceptance with God.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/12734a.htm   (3713 words)

1556 Thomas Cranmer, archbishop of Canterbury, burned at stake at 66
1538 Aefgen Listinck, Dutch anabaptist, burned at stake
1523 Hendrik Voes, Flemish priest/church reformer, burned at stake
www.brainyhistory.com /topics/s/stake.html   (280 words)

 The Inquisition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
He was burned at the stake in 1415, in the city of Constance.
In Cologne, Cathars are burned at the stake by the populace
The harshest sentences (such as complete confiscation of property or burning at the stake) were reserved for two types of offenders - those that refused to recant of their heresy (often the case, for example, with Cathar perfecti), and “relapsed” heretics.
www.sundayschoolcourses.com /inq/inqcont.htm   (8699 words)

 Merriam-Webster Online
1 a : to consume fuel and give off heat, light, and gases fire burns on the hearth> b : to undergo combustion; also : to undergo nuclear fission or nuclear fusion c : to contain a fire burning in the corner> d : to give off light :
2 a : to transform by exposure to heat or fire clay to bricks> b : to produce by burning a hole in his sleeve> c : to record data on (an optical disk) with a laser a CD>
his hand> b : to execute by burning heretics at the stake>; also :
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 Burned at the Stake: A Black Man Pays for a Town's Outrage
It was horrible—the man dying by slow torture in the midst of smoke from his own burning flesh.
After burning the feet and legs, the hot irons—plenty of fresh ones being at hand—were rolled up and down Smith’s stomach, back, and arms.
Then the eyes were burned out and irons were thrust down his throat.
historymatters.gmu.edu /d/5487   (1349 words)

 Funnyman and sometime football manager burned at the stake (Pub-friendly) [The Rockall Times]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This is a pub-friendly version of this article — print it out and take it with you down the boozer.
Gordon Strachan, the television comedian and occasional football manager, has been burned at the stake after being found guilty of witchcraft by a Midlands court.
The ginger gagster was found guilty on all charges by a jury of 12 people in sky blue shirts.
www.therockalltimes.co.uk /2003/01/20/strachan-burned.pub.html   (333 words)

 Daily Telegraph (London, England): Cranmer actor burned at stake.(News)@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Daily Telegraph (London, England): Cranmer actor burned at stake.(News)@ HighBeam Research
A FILMED reconstruction of the burning at the stake of Thomas Cranmer, the Protestant martyr, had to be abandoned when the 70-year-old actor playing the part caught fire.
He had just uttered the words, "Oh, this unworthy right hand" when flames licked towards his face, setting his eyebrows alight.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:84114302&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (181 words)

 The Inquisition
Those who never confessed were burned at the stake without strangulation; those who did confess were strangled first.
First, they arrested Conversos and notable figures in Seville; in Seville more than 700 Conversos were burned at the stake and 5,000 repented.
An estimated 31,912 heretics were burned at the stake, 17,659 were burned in effigy and 291,450 made reconciliations in the Spanish Inquisition.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/History/Inquisition.html   (768 words)

 SETI Editorial: The Folly of Giordano Bruno
Unrepentant, he was convicted of heresy by the Inquisition and executed by burning at the stake in the Piazza Campo di Fiore in Rome in 1600.
In popular accounts of the life of Bruno, it is often said that he was condemned for his Copernicanism and his belief in life on other worlds.
His final return to Italy (which resulted in his arrest in Venice a year later) can be seen as being motivated in part by the fact that by 1591 he had effectively burned most of his bridges behind him and thus he had little choice.
www.setileague.org /editor/brunoalt.htm   (1558 words)

 Biography of Mary Tudor, Bloody Mary
She was called Bloody Mary because in her attempt to return England Roman Catholicism, she had over three hundred Protestants burned at the stake.
Several of England’s leading Protestant bishops were tortured and burned at the stake as heretics, including John Hooper, Nicholas Ridley, and Hugh Latimer.
Even Thomas Cranmer, who had been Archbishop of Canterbury under Henry and Edward, was burned at the stake as a heretic.
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 Posse Incitatus: Burning Summers at the stake
The left has long shown a studied indifference to innocence where the principle of demonstrating their power is at stake.
Your views can get you burned at the stake - so far only figuratively, not literally, at least until the Left returns to power.
For all the Left's talk of being morally "progressive", their behavior and methods would be right at home in the imperial Church of 1,000 years ago.
posseincitatus.typepad.com /posse_incitatus/2005/02/burning_summers.html   (884 words)

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In order to illustrate the wickedness of Mary I, Uden Associates, makers of the programme, decided to stage a reconstruction of the death of Cranmer, who was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1533 until 1553.
Under the supervision of a fire officer, the actor was placed on the stake and a fire lit a short distance in front of him.
Rob Carey, the production director, said: "The camera created the illusion that the fire was at his feet.
tudorhistory.org /news/cranmer.html   (336 words)

 Burned at quotes & quotations
"The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at his presence, yea, the world, and all that dwell therein.
"One, with God, is always a majority, but many a martyr has been burned at the stake while the votes were being counted.
"We would not let ourselves be burned to death for our opinions: we are not sure enough of them for that.
en.thinkexist.com /quotes/with/keyword/burned_at   (491 words)

 Salem Witch Trials FAQs
Were the victims of the Salem witch trials burned at the stake?
With the exception of Giles Corey--who was crushed to death for refusing to enter a plea of guilty or not guilty, the executed were hanged, not burned.
However, in Europe witchcraft was considered heresy and punishable by burning at the stake.
www.salemwitchtrials.com /faqs.html   (802 words)

 Paulist Press -- Margaret (?-1310) was a beguine from Hainaut who was burned at the stake as a relapsed heretic. Here ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Paulist Press -- Margaret (?-1310) was a beguine from Hainaut who was burned at the stake as a relapsed heretic.
Here is the first modern English translation of the complete text of The Mirror written between 1296 and 1306, a theological treatise that analyzes how love in humans is related to divine love and how the soul may experience a lasting union with God in this life.
Margaret (?-1310) was a beguine from Hainaut who was burned at the stake as a relapsed heretic.
www.paulistpress.com /3427-6.html   (395 words)

 Excerpt for "Iced at the Ward, Burned at the Stake"
Excerpt for "Iced at the Ward, Burned at the Stake"
Iced at the Ward, Burned at the Stake and Other Poems is, in its originality of word and idea, an extraordinary debut collection.
As a poet, Paul Swenson is more than an echo in name of his famous sister, the late May Swenson.
www.signaturebooks.com /excerpts/iced.htm   (795 words)

 Michael Servetus' Ashes Cry Out Against John Calvin
As the Roman Catholics of 1415 burned John Hus(14) at the stake over doctrine, John Calvin, likewise, had Michael Servetus burned at the stake.
Suppose a man from your congregation with a reputation for being a spiritual leader captured your neighbor's dog, chained it to a stake, then used a small amount of green kindling to slowly burn the dog to death.
This is a ramification of Calvin's perverted grace message -- a teaching which has "spread like gangrene" from a man who could openly burn another to death and for the remaining 10 years and seven months of his life, never publicly repent of his crime.
www.evangelicaloutreach.org /ashes.htm   (3677 words)

 October 27: Servetus executed for heresy
One was burned at the stake for heresy in the town where the other was pastor.
Although Calvin insisted with the rest that Servetus must die, he urged that in mercy Servetus be executed by the sword, not by burning, but the Council rejected the suggestion.
On this day, October 27, 1553, Geneva burned Michael Servetus at the stake for blasphemy and heresy.
chi.gospelcom.net /DAILYF/2003/10/daily-10-27-2003.shtml   (1121 words)

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