Guillotine...... Clean cut, no head, no pain, done...... Even the best hangman can make a mistake and then you're dangling there with flailing legs, spastic twitching, and gagging as you choke out. That has to hurt..... With my luck, I'd end up with some hangman apprentice who can only tie a square knot.
From what I've read, not much since the thing was always tested for the audience for added drama.... Leave it to the French to get a crowd on edge. At least I hope...... With my luck, they'd whack me during a rain storm and the rails would warp stopping the blade after it penetrated a quarter of the way through my spine..... Well, I'll scratch capital offense crimes off the to do list.
This is as I understand hanging can go too...
Guillotine; because its quicker. No suffering.
It's better than me freaking out, trying to hold on or undo the noose as my body bucking about.
Hanging, because I would be less afraid of the consequences should it go wrong than those of a failed beheading.
my hero rescuing me and bringing me to Mexico to work in a Cantina.........those 2 choices scare the bejeesus out of me. :)
The latter, and why? I guess I think it's more humane, quicker.
Hanging can take a long time...
I admit Im not 100% sure,but fairly certain that in some cases the hanging death can be a matter of minutes before death comes :)
You get to choose?
bullet in the head !!