François Ravaillac stabbed the French king to death in his carriage in 1610 and was immediately caught by police and arrested. As punishment for “regicide” (that is, the killing of a king), Ravaillac was tortured and then “drawn and quartered”. You’ve probably seen the phrase “drawn and quartered” before. In case you were wondering, the “quartered” part means to be split into four pieces. This would be accomplished by having the prisoner tied to four different horses who travel in opposite directions until he is split apart.