CURIOUS PUNISHMENTS OF BYGONE DAYS
by Alice Morse Earle
Here's a curious little number for you ­p; an illustrated book on torture and torment inflicted by the Church and the State, first published in 1896. Chapters include: * The Bilboes * The Ducking Stool * The Stocks * The Pillory * Punishments of Authors and Books * The Whipping Post * The Scarlet Letter * Pranks and Gags * Public Penance * Military Punishments * Branding and Maiming * And more.
Each chapter is illustrated with a drawing of the punishment in action. Written by a well known colonial historian of her day, Curious Punishments Of Bygone Days will be of interest to anyone interested in torture and torment, in crime and punishment, in guilt and justice, and in the never-ending saga of man's inhumanity to man.
4 1/2 x 7 1/2, 149 pages
Curious Punishments of Bygone Days