Woman Executed for Sex With Dog, 1677

Photo: Mujeres listas para recivir a Rabago, 1911. Credit: Walter H. Horne/Getty Research Institute

Photo: Mujeres listas para recivir a Rabago, 1911. Credit: Walter H. Horne/Getty Research Institute

“A Nation Emerges,” featuring images of the Mexican Revolution, will go  on display at the Central Library from Sept. 8 to June 3. The exhibit, presented by the library and the Getty Research Institute, will include more than  130 photos, prints and maps from the Getty as well as posters from the Center for the Study of Political Graphics.

Thieves seeking to capitalize on the purported medicinal powers of rhino horns broke into the Ipswich Museum in Essex, England, recently and stole the horn from a 100-year-old mounted specimen. David Jolly, New York Times’ Green blog.

The Museum of Broken Relationships, an exhibit at Tristan Bates Theatre in London, puts artifacts from insignificant others on display. Elizabeth Flock in the Washington Post.

The L.A. Daily Mirror and L.A. Crime Beat crafted from Twitter feeds with loving care to the most exacting standards by the bots at paper.li.


The Central Library exhibit will featurea variety of public programs, including:

Sept. 17, “Portraying the Mexican Revolution Through Music and Images,” Dr. Gloria Arjona (2 p.m.)

Sept. 24, Aztec stories and songs with Michael Heralda (3 p.m.)

Oct. 15,  “Revolucion!: An Internationalist Homage to the Mexican Revolution” (3 p.m.)

Oct. 19, “Becoming Dr. Q: My Journey From Migrant Farmworker to Brain Surgeon,” Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa (7 p.m.)

Nov. 5, Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company (2 p.m.)

Dec. 1, Luis Urrea’s “Queen of America: A Novel,” (7 p.m.)

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has given $10 million to modernize the Museum of History & Industry in Seattle. Nick Wingfield in the Wall Street Journal.

Confederate flags and a ship’s bell captured by Union troops from Massachusetts in the Battle of New Bern, N.C., are being loaned to the Port O’Plymouth Museum in Plymouth, N.C. Linda Wheeler in the Washington Post.

Searchable online records of nearly 198,000 trials from 1674 to 1913 held at the Old Bailey offer hours of amusement – or a humbling experience for genealogists. Patricia Cohen in the New York Times.

For example:

July 11, 1677

A married woman lately living without Cripplegate , that appeared to be between 30 and 40 years of age, was arrigned, For that she having not the fear of God before her eyes, nor regarding the order of Nature, on the 23. of June last, to the disgrace of all womankind, did commit Buggery with a certain Mungril Dog, and wickedly, divellishly, and against nature had venerial and Carnal copulation with him, &c. It was was proved that the Prisoner was a person of a lewd conversation, and lodging in a Room into which there were several holes to look in at from the next house, they had often seen her in the very acts of uncleanness with Villains that followed her; but one day one of the Witnesses (a young woman) happening to cast her eye in, saw her use such actions with a Dog as are not fit here to be recited:

And yes, she was executed.

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2 Responses to Woman Executed for Sex With Dog, 1677

  1. CatM says:

    But the landlord who drilled holes in the walls and watched her having sex with various people before the dog set them off – he’s an okay guy.


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