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Crime, Law and Punishment in Elizabethan Times

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Aditi Roy

on 10 November 2016

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Transcript of Crime, Law and Punishment in Elizabethan Times

Crimes comitted by the Upper class
High treason
Sedition
Rebellion
Murder
Blasphemy
Spying Alchemy
Witchcraft
Welcome to the Elizabethan Era
The upper class
Wealthy and Educated
The Nobility
Courtiers
Royalty
Members of the Clergy
Commoners

Crime, Law and Punishment in Elizabethan Times
The rich and the poor
The commoners would commit crimes out of desperation and the trials were made in favor of the prosecutor.
The upper class would tend to be punished for crimes because of political involvement or religious matters.
Theft
Poaching
Forgers
Cut Purses
Adultery
Fraud
Begging
Debtors
Dice Coggers
There was no middle class just Upper class and Commoners.
Punishments
Burnings
Beheadings
Hangings
Brandings
Starvings
Pressings
Boilings
Quarterings
Cutting off body parts
Gossip's Bridle or Brank
The Wheel
Ducking Stools
Drunkard's Cloak
Hung, Drawn and Quartered
Crime, Law and Punishments in Shakespeare's plays
Macbeth-Hangings
Winters Tale-Boilings
Twelfth Night-Boilings
The Tempest-Drownings
All Is Well That Ends Well-Hangings
Henry IV-Hangings
The Merry Wives Of Windsor-Hangings
Taming of the Shrew-Pillory
Measure for Measure-Pillory
Two Gentelment of Verona-Pillory
Thank You!
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