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Welcome to our Tudor crime and punishment PowerPoint.
Tudors were deadly people with lots of deadly punishments. Here are some of them: Beheaded.The Brank. Torture.Drunkers cloak. Stretching.Dunking Stool. Cut apart.Hot irons. Hanged.Drowned. Burned alive.Boiled alive. Rotting.Caned (for children) Starving.Stocks. Flattened.
Here are some explanations for some of the punishments: Beheading was only for rich and important people because it was a quick, which means less painful, punishment. If you were cut apart it was usually because you stole a loaf of bread. The Brank was for woman who gossiped too much and spoke too freely. It was a small type of cage that was fitted onto to your head which would be worn for several days.
Stretching was done on a type of table with two wooden poles at the end. The poles had rope attached where your hands and ankles would be tied and then they would turn the poles which would stretch you. To hang someone you had to tie a rope around their neck and hang them on a stand and let them die. The drunken cloak was a barrel with arm, feet and head holes it was used for people who got drunk in public. The ducking stall was a punishment for women to see if they were a witch or not. It was a see saw with a chair at one end and a bucket at the other. You would put stones in the bucket and the witch on the chair. If she floated she was a witch if she sank she was not a witch but she drowned. Either way she died.
Vagrants. Vagrants were small groups of people who stole food to live. If they were caught they would be put in the stocks. Soon people thought they would rebel so they forced the vagrants with work. The poor were usually accused. Because they had no money. People were actually scared of vagrants because they thought they carried weapons. Collectors were checked if they were giving money out to the poor. You have to have a licence to beg at doors.
Facts. The poor relied on monks for food and money. You were kept in your house for your religion. You would be arrested if you swore the words “oh god”.
The Wyatt Rebellion. England feared that Mary would marry Philip the second of Spain. In 1534 a rebellion, led by sir Thomas Wyatt from Kent, started. Their weakness was popular support across the land and was doomed to fail. Men were equally alarmed to Mary's proposed marriage. They feared Spain would have a influence in their politics. They wanted Elizabeth to marry Edward, a man who Mary had rejected. His plan was to have a protest in 3 different parts of the country at the same time. They marched into Southwark and demanded the queens surrender. In the end Mary promised not to marry Phillip and Wyatt was proclaimed a traitor.