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Medieval Punishments: An Illustrated History of Torture [Kindle Edition]

William Andrews
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“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 In the pages of Medieval Punishments are punishments from a less enlightened period, creating a thoroughly researched historical document that sheds light on the evolution of society and how humans have maintained social order and addressed crime.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 a compelling read for social historians and important component of human history.



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A fascinating look into the history of how humans have punished each other.

About the Author

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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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 7281 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing; 1 edition (1 Aug. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00E25KXQ0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #370,155 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars 27 Mar. 2015
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2.0 out of 5 stars Much rambling about not much 2 Oct. 2013
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The title says "illustrated", it only has a few illustrations (drawings actually). It only covers about a dozen methods of punishment, with only brief descriptions of the actual thing, and then much rambling about each, stories about when and where this was used. It is also focused strictly on stuff used in England. Quite a letdown.
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