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Description - Medieval Punishments by William Andrews

"The brank may be described simply as an iron framework; which was placed on the head, closing it in a kind of cage; it had in front a plate of iron, which, either sharpened or covered with spikes, was so situated as to be placed in the mouth of the victim, and if she attempted to move her tongue in any way whatever, it was certain to be shockingly injured. She thus suffered for telling her mind to some petty tyrant in office, or speaking plainly to a wrong-doer, or for taking to task a lazy, and perhaps a drunken, husband." Dive into the macabre history of England and Old Europe in this treasure chest of historical punishments. In the pages of Medieval Punishments are punishments from a less enlightened period, creating a thoroughly researched historical document that sheds light on the evolution of society and how humans have maintained social order and addressed crime. In a town called Newcastle-on-Tyne, a drunkard cloak was a barrel that offenders were made to wear. In Anglo-Saxon times, each town was required to build stocks to hold breakers of the peace. To the Romans, beheading was considered the most honorable of deaths. It's these details that make Medieval Punishments both a compelling read for social historians and an important component of human history.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781620876183
ISBN-10: 1620876183
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Skyhorse Publishing
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2013
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - William Andrews

William Andrews was an English author and editor of dozens of books, including Old Church Lore and Yorkshire in Olden Times. He published several evolving works on bygone punishments; this is his third and, by his account, definitive statement on the subject. Born in 1848, he died in 1908.

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