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In medieval Somerset, common misdemeanours were dealt with by ducking stools, stocks and even execution. In later centuries, smuggling and highway robbery kept law enforcers busy, the worst offences being punished by hanging or transportation. This survey of the county's crime and punishments ranges from medieval public humiliations to the history of the Shepton Mallet 'house of correction', now a prison for category 'C' lifers.

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Somerset

Somerset

A Chilling History of Crime and Punishment

Paperback96pp Illustrated

9781846741753     Product Code: 219668

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In medieval Somerset, common misdemeanours were dealt with by ducking stools, stocks and even execution. In later centuries, smuggling and highway robbery kept law enforcers busy, the worst offences being punished by hanging or transportation. This survey of the county's crime and punishments ranges from medieval public humiliations to the history of the Shepton Mallet 'house of correction', now a prison for category 'C' lifers.

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