[LMB] AKICOT: "apparent" death in real life

Sylvia McIvers sylviamcivers at gmail.com
Thu Sep 3 23:08:58 BST 2015

On Mon, Aug 31, 2015 at 1:13 PM, Elizabeth Stowe <estowe427 at gmail.com>

> es: There's a history book by Robert Bartlett called The Hanged Man which
> describes a medieval situation in which a man survived hanging.
> The man was then forced to accompany a local noblewoman on a trip to some
> sort of ecclesiastical court. She wanted to prove that the man survived
> because a local cleric intervened with God. She wanted that cleric made
> into a saint. .... The guy who survived hanging didn't benefit from staying
> alive. Instead, the miracle was attributed to someone else.
> --

Except for, you know, being alive instead of dead. That's a pretty good


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