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Crimes and Classes
Transcript of Crimes and Classes
Poaching: Illegal hunting, killing, or capturing wild animals
Debtors: Being in debt to another person
Forgers: Person producing fake copies of an object
Dice Coggers: Cheating in games
Upper Class Crimes
High Treason: Crime of being disloyal to a leader, may include plotting murder
Blasphemy: Act of insulting, or questioning god, beliefs, holy things or people.
Alchemy: The act of trying to change ordinary metals into gold.
in the Elizabethan Era
Crime and Punishment
Lower Class Punishment
The Pillory and the Stocks: a wooden framework with holes for the head and hands.
Ducking stools: a chair fastened to the end of a pole, used formerly to plunge offenders into a pond or river as a punishment.
The Drunkards Cloak: a type of pillory used in various jurisdictions to punish miscreants.
Upper Class Punishment
The Rack: a torturing device which slightly raised from the ground. The victim's ankles are fastened to one roller and the wrists are chained to the other
The Scavenger's Daughter: a type of torture device invented in the reign of King Henry VIII of England. However the device was rarely used
The Iron Maiden: an instrument of torture consisting of a coffin-shaped box lined with iron spikes on the inside
Did You Know ?
Gossiping is mostly what women do, if they were caught they would be punished with a ( gossip's bridle).
Stealing more than 5 pennies would result to public whipping or time in the stocks.
Over 1000 hangings in England and Wales were preformed annually
"Crime and Punishment." Elizabethan Crime and Punishment. Linda Alchin, May-June 2012. Web. 26 Apr. 2017.