Plaque

Pepys and Harrison

Inscription

I went to see Major General Harrison hung, drawn and quartered. He was looking as cheerful as any man could in that condition.
Samuel Pepys, 13th October 1660. 

Londonist gives a deliciously grim description of the process of being hung, drawn and quartered. This plaque gives a contemporary view of the subject - black plaque, black humour.

Site: Pepys and Harrison (1 memorial)

EC3, Great Tower Street, 27, The Hung, Drawn and Quartered

This attractive building was erected in 1914 and was used by Christ's Hospital school until 1987.

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Pepys and Harrison

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Major-General Thomas Harrison

Executed for regicide.  In the civil war he fought on the side of Parliament ...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Pepys and Harrison

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Samuel Pepys

Diarist and Secretary of the Admiralty.  Born Salisbury Court, where his fath...

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