During the reign of King Cnut, the ruler of substantial territories across northern Europe in the 11th century, there was a law code which called for the removal of the eyes, nose, ears, upper lip and scalp for crimes considered worse than theft. It also stipulated the removal of the nose and ears in the case of a woman accused of adultery.
Cnut might even have been a right anagram but I really, really, don’t think that was true. The mutilation of a woman they thought was guilty of adultery quite possibly but suspected or accused? I think not.