Crime and Punishment (Key Terms)

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Early Modern Period
The 16th and 17th Centuries.
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Treason
Disloyalty to the government or monarch.
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Heresy
When you go against the official religion of the country.
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Poor Relief
Townspeople who paid money into a fund to help the poor.
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Sturdy Beggars
Someone who is fit for work but chooses to wander around and beg.
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Smugglers
People who smuggle ilegal goods into the country.
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Duffers
Took smuggled tea to London and sold it to the hawkers.
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Hawkers
Sold the smuggled tea on the streets of London to people who didnt want to pay tax.
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Vagabond
Beggars, Tramps and Vagrants.
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Excise Men
People employed to stop illegal goods getting into the country.
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Highway Men
Men usualy on horseback who robbed people travelling in stagecoaches on public roads.
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Turnpikes
A barrier accross the road to stop passage until a toll has been paid.
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Luddism
Weavers who rebelled against the new textile mills.
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Swing Riots
A widespread uprising against new farm machines from agricultural labourers.
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Rebecca Riots
Riots by local farmers and agricultural workers who protested against unfair tax.
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Pickpockets
People who steal valuables from other without them knowing.
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Watchmen
Employed in larger towns to patrol the streets day and
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Treason

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Disloyalty to the government or monarch.

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Heresy

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Poor Relief

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Sturdy Beggars

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