Punishments and public executions as forms of entertainment

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  • Created by: Ginger18
  • Created on: 12-11-19 19:42

Watching and particpating in the punishemnt of criminals was an accepted and popular from of entertainment, drawing in large crowds of onlookers. This 

Medieval Period

Punishments used as a means of:

  • Retribution (satisfy the public the offendor had been made to pay for the crime)
  • Restitution (that the victim or community was paid back for the crime)
  • Deterrance (stopping others from committing crime)

Tudor Times

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