The Curious World of Olde Time Punishments

Mansfield Central Library, Mansfield

Venue Mansfield Central Library

From birching to branding and beheading to burning, the strange and curious world of olde time punishments is something to  behold. 

A 17th Century black and white woodcut image of a woman on a ducking stool, held over a river by a group of other people.

Join Ian Morgan to hear stories of ducking stools and witches, the pillory and perjurers and many more. We all know of corporal and capital punishment, but how do you punish the dead? And how do you punish a horse and cart or a train? Just  what is a deodand or a Newcastle cloak, and what about the Branks or the Hand of Glory? 

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