James Glass Bertram

James Glass Bertram
Birth 1824
Death 1892

Scottish journalist and editor. He authored the book Flagellation and the Flagellants: A History of the Rod, which describes how people have been flogged throughout time and space with a level of colourful detail that many of his contemporaries deemed pornographic. Personally, we’re not at all interested in pornography, but we did find a host of vivid anecdotes about how the early Christian martyrs and saints used to torture themselves.

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