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Title: Stocks and Pillories

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Subject: History
Author: Susan E
Date: September 24, 2013
Level: University
Grade: A
Length: 3 / 803
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There were many cruel and unusual ways to punish the rule breakers and troublemakers of the community. Perhaps the most popular punishment used in the Middle Ages, and the punishment that most people today are familiar with are stocks and pillories. What are Stocks and Pillories? Most people have seen stocks or pillories, but chances are they didn't know what they were called...

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Pa Svenska described what a stock is on his website Stocks and Pillories: "In their simplest form, these are a pair of stocks hinged together at one end and, at the other end, a hasp and staple for a padlock. The lower stock is fixed to the ground. The stocks confine the victim's ankles, who is obliged to sit in that position, either on the ground or on a wooden bench...

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