Birching

Birching

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Birching is a corporal punishment with a birch rod, typically applied to the recipient's bare buttocks, although occasionally to the back and/or shoulders.A birch rod (often shortened to "birch") is a bundle of leafless twigs bound together to form an implement for administering corporal punishment. Contrary to what the name suggests, a birch rod is not a single rod and is not necessarily made from birch twigs, but can also be made from various other strong and smooth branches of trees or shrubs, such as willow. A hazel rod is particularly painful; a bundle of four or five hazel twigs was used in the 1960s and 1970s on the Isle of Man, the last jurisdiction in Europe to use birching as a judicial penalty.show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • Claud Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135995596
  • 9786135995596