Thursday, May 29, 2014

Weekend Cooking on British Isles Friday

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May 2010 - London England

The Hung Drawn and Quartered, 27 Great Tower Street, City of London. EC3R 5AQ

You have to love the name of this pub. I had been here in 2009 on a trip with my girlfriend and niece and we had to take our husbands here when we returned in 2010. It is walking distance from The Tower of London so we headed there after our tour of the Tower.

To be hanged, drawn and quartered originated in 1351 as a statutory penalty in England for men convicted of high treason, although the ritual was first recorded during the reigns of King Henry III (1216–1272) and his successor, Edward I (1272–1307). Convicts were fastened to a hurdle, or wooden panel, and drawn by horse to the place of execution, where they were hanged (almost to the point of death), emasculated, disembowelled, beheaded and quartered (chopped into four pieces). Their remains were often displayed in prominent places across the country, such as London Bridge. For reasons of public decency, women convicted of high treason were instead burned at the stake.


You can see the noose in this photo.

 Prawn sandwiches!!




10 comments:

  1. yum!, this is making me hungry :-(

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  2. great food! love your photos. Here for FTF..hope you could come by my entry at http://www.eatdrinkblog.info/lunch-hilltop-restaurant/

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  3. Yummy sandwich:)

    Visiting for FTF- hope you can stop by..

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  4. What a funny name for a pub! The food looks marvelous!

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  5. Oh my goodness... we were there a few years ago!! What a great name...

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  6. Back again for Weekend Cooking... That prawn sandwich does look good. I love how grainy the bread is.

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  7. Love the name and the photos! I had to look up stilton to see what it is.

    Here's My Weekend Cooking

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  8. What a name for somewhere you can eat! Cheers from Carole's Chatter

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  9. That certainly is an interesting name... you don't find nooses in many restaurants, LOL! The prawn sandwich looks yummy!

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  10. Ha!! Love that the noose is hanging from the ceiling. I miss British pub food ... I haven't been to the UK in ages.

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