TIL Margaret Clitherow (died 1586) was executed for the crime of harboring Catholic priests, at a time when it was a capital offence by the Jesuits, etc. Act 1584. Although still pregnant with her fourth child, she was crushed to death by her own door.

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  1. Odd ending for the title: “…crushed to death by her own door.” Like using her own door was the noteworthy part.

    Maybe they were in a hurry to hand down punishment? “We got ya now Marge! Now, how we gonna crush her?” *looks around* “Hey Bob, yank her door off the hinges, and I’ll go get a bunch of heavy rocks.”

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