Olde Shropshire Punishments

Olde Shropshire Punishments

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From workhouse beatings to floggings and being 'Pressed to Death', Martin Wood reveals the many grim and ancient punishments exacted on felons and miscreants over the centuries in the county of Shropshire. Who was 'Carted' around Shrewsbury's Square, and why was the Brank looked upon with horror by women but was met with a grin by men? All these answers and many more can be found within these pages, but be prepared, a gumbolman may just be waiting for you...show more

Product details

  • Electronic book text | 96 pages
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • UK ed.
  • 0752482300
  • 9780752482309

About Martin Wood

Martin Wood is the world's tallest town crier and toastmaster. He conducts ghost tours and the Terrible Tudor Tour around Shrewsbury. He is the author of Haunted Shrewsbury and Crime & Punishment: Shrewsbury.show more