365 Days of Tsum Tsum - January 3 - We're Boiling

January 03, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Join us as we reveal a new photo every day of 2017. 

On the third of every month, a new Tsum photo based on a death penalty will be released. With each of these photos, a brief history of the execution method will be told as well. When you buy one of our prints here, you also receive a Certificate of Authenticity that shares this story. All of our Tsum Tsum photos are limited edition and each copy is signed and numbered.

Are you ready for the photo? We know we are, so here you go!! Scroll past the photo to read the story.


We're Boiling

"We're Boiling" is based on the old death penalty method of boiling to death. Boiling to death was never extremely common, but had been done in many parts of Europe and Asia.

Unlike our friend, Sebastian, boiling was not always done with water. It could also be done with oil, tar, acid, wax, wine, or molten lead. At times, the water would be boiling when the victim was put into the liquid. At other times, the liquid was cold and heated while the victim was inside. Death occurred due to the liquid burning away skin, muscle, and eventually arteries and veins.

Boiling to death was most commonly done as a punishment to Christians by the Roman emperor, Nero. Thousands were killed this way by being placed in a large container of boiling oil.

Henry VIII made boiling to death legal in 1532. It was his preferred capital punishment for poisoners. Prior to this, being boiled was a form of capital punishment in the Middle Ages. This form of execution was used for counterfeiters, swindlers, and coin forgers. The last coin forger to be boiled to death was done in 1687.

In Deventer, a boiling kettle can still be viewed.


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