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Execution Near St. Lambert's Cathedral

Execution Near St. Lambert's Cathedral Ethics World History Visual Arts Civil Rights Medieval Times Social Studies

In January of 1536, three leaders of the "Münster (Muenster) Rebellion" - which took place in Münster, a town in today's German state of North Rhine-Westphalia - were tortured to death in the public marketplace.  Thereafter, they were placed in cages hanging from St. Lambert's Cathedral

This pen-and-ink drawing illustrates the scene.  Note the cages hanging below the church's steeple.

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Pen-and-ink drawing by Georg Berger, from Rathaus und Friedenssaal zu Münster, at page 28.  Image online, courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

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