The punishment for treason. In different countries punishments for adultery are terrible. For example, strangulation, beheading by the sword, burning, throwing down onto stones with steep cliffs.
Severe punishment for the betrayal of his wife were also stoning, cutting off the nose, mouth or ears, the gallows.
If the husband cheated, he got off a public censure, but if the wife was cheating, then it can't be without blood!