September 30, 2020
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Crime and punishment timeline
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Prisons were created
Theft The most common crime was theft, as during this time period there wasn’t a strong police force. In order to keep the towns safe the communities would come up with systems to catch thieves such as hue and cry. This was where, if a person had seen a crime take place, they would shout a cry. To make sure everyone hears and everyone who heard has to run after the criminal otherwise if they ignore it they will also be punished with the criminal.
1500-1700. Punishments Fines Fraud,selling goods for the wrong prices,assult,breaking illegal agreements,not going to church(16th century)All of these are classed as fines.The purpose was so the king or the queens authority reinforced Deterrent.
1500-1700 Punishments Pillory or stocks The people who did begging and drunkennes did pillory or stocks because it was public humiliation.
The gunpowder plotters where hanged, drawn and quartered After being tortured and spilling the beans, all the gunpowder plotters where publicly hanged then drawn and quartered to let the whole country know this is what happens when you tried to blow up parliament. Mess with parliament, parliament messes with you
Wild Anglo Saxons suddenly appear in England Two million Saxons are living in England and ten percent of them are slaves
God Pulls Up People who run the church make sure they get benefits. If a clergy or monk or priest has committed a crime, they get to go to the church courts which only good Christian boys go to and if they can eat some blessed bread, they are in the clear. It’s easy cause the church helped make the laws and they don’t wanna lose no popes, dawg.
Gun powder plotters They wanted to over throw James 1 who would be replaced with is daughter princess elizabeth who would influence and control to promote their own political and religious aims.
A series of battles
Witch craft - belief in magical ability that can’t be explained
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