Punishments used up to 1880

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Mutilation

TIME USED: -1879

DESCRIPTION:

  • INCLUDED BLINDING, CUTTING OFF HANDS, EARS, NOSES, TONGUES.
  •  PUNISHMENT FOR STEALING OR POACHING
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The Scolds Bridle

TIME USED: 1567-1856

DESCRIPTION:

  •  A METAL FRAME PLACED OVER A WOMANS HEAD.
  • A BIT WENT IN THE MOUTH THAN WENT IN THE TONGUE.
  • USED ON GOSSIPS
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Beheading

TIME USED: -1820

DESCRIPTION:

  • ANCIENT METHOD OF PUNISHMENT
  • DONE WITH SWORD OR AXE
  • FOR HIGHER CLASS PEOPLE
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Hung, drawn and quartered

TIME USED: 1238-1817

DESCRIPTION:

  • PUNISHMENT FOR TREASON
  • HANGED THEN CUT DOWN
  • GUTS DRAWN OUT
  • BEHEADED AND CUT IN QUARTERS
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Ducking stool

TIME USED: 1597-1817

DESCRIPTION:

  •  SEAT ON A WOODEN ARM
  • WOMEN WHO WERE GOSSIPS GOT DUNCKED IN THE LOCAL RIVER
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