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Punishment of the Pillory

The Medieval Pillory It is very easy to mix up pillories and stocks. Both involved public humiliation by being immobilised in a wooden contraption and being subjected to insults and anything else that could be thrown. If a person was condemned to some time in the stocks, this meant that

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Strange Searches

While I prepare a couple of posts on the characters of Edward II and Hugh Despenser and their relationship I thought I’d throw in a short one. When I first started this blog it was easy to see what search terms were being used by visitors to find it. They

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