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Old Time Punishments
The whipping post is only an introduction to the diabolically diverse devices once available to cure or crush the criminal. B&W illus.
Hardcover, 0 pages
Published June 1st 1970 by Gale Group
(first published 1890)
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Mar 01, 2015 Bruce rated it 2 of 5 stars · review of another edition
This is a reprint of an 1890 book which was (is) a compilation of reports on the use of various punishment devices. Many of the crimes were religious in nature and the punishment meted out by the church or at religious figure's requests.
This book was great for nerds like me who are interested in the macabre history of England. Considering that the book was published in the 1800s, it still felt like a modern-enough text. The illustrations were occasionally quirky, and even the narration sometimes described some of the most torturous devices as "curious" or "intriguing." Lots of fun.