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“She has an aortic aneurysm,” I said to him very softly. “She must have been bleeding internally for some time, enough to make her lose consciousness and seem cold. It’s going to rupture very soon, and then she’ll die for real.” (From A BREATH OF SNOW AND ASHES, chapter 39, "I Am the Resurrection".

The execution block and the axe used in the beheading of Simon Fraser, Lord Lovat (aka the "Old Fox") on Tower Hill, London, on April 9, 1747. He was the last man executed by beheading in Britain.