The main difference between murder and treason in Merry Olde England was the method of execution. A peer usually enjoyed a tidy decapitation, but for treason the penalty was drawing, hanging, and quartering. Way gruesome. Women were burned at the stake, because the quartering business was considered too erotic. That was before video games.
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