Did the Punishment fit the Crime?
Hear about some of the punishments meted out to wrongdoers in times past. Learn about the differences between the Stocks and the Pillory, and what they were used for. Discover the less benign punishments such as the Scold's Bridle and Whipping.
The middle part of the presentation is about the ultimate penalty - death!
The last part I call "Confession is good for the soul". Hear about the fiendish machines devised to inflict pain and humiliation on their hapless victims, in order to gain a confession. Learn what happens to the human body when subjected to such devices.
This presentation is NOT for the faint of heart, but it is historically accurate. Today, the Tower of London is a tourist attraction, but it wasn't always so. The things described in this presentation went on behind its thick walls.
Please Note that the content of this presentation is visual, so windows near the screen will need the curtains/blinds to be closed and the relevant lights dimmed or switched off.
The cost of the talk is in the Prices tab at the top of the page
IMPORTANT - because of the equipment that is required for this presentation, the presenter MUST be able to park at the entrance to the venue, or VERY CLOSE to it. If such parking is not available, or cannot be arranged, then Medieval World cannot attend.
Copyright © Medieval World 2012.
All Rights Reserved. All contents of this website are protected under copyright law. No part of this website may be reproduced in any form, electronic or otherwise without written permission from Medieval World. Any copyright breaches will be reported to the relevant authorities.