See also:corporal punishment which in one
See also:form or another has been used in all ages and all lands (see BASTINADO,
See also:KNOUT, CAT-O'-NINE-TAILS) . In
See also:ancient Rome a
See also:citizen could not be scourged, it being considered an infamous punishment . Slaves were beaten with rods . Similarly in early
See also:medieval England the
See also:whip could not be used on the freeman, but was reserved for the villein . The Anglo-
See also:Saxons whipped prisoners with a three-corded knotted lash . It was not uncommon for mistresses to whip or have their servants whipped to
See also:death .
See also:William of
See also:Malmesbury relates that as a
See also:King '
See also:Ethelred was flogged with candles by his
See also:mother, who had no handier weapon, until he was insensible with
See also:pain . During the Saxon
See also:whipping was the ordinary punishment for offences,
See also:great or small . Payments for whipping figure largely in.municipal and
See also:parish accounts from an early date . The abolition of the monasteries, where the poor had been sure of
See also:free meals, led during the 16th century to an increase of
See also:vagrancy, at which the
See also:Statute of Labourers (1350) and its provisions as to whipping had been early aimed . In the reign of
See also:Henry VIII, was passed (1J30) the famous Whipping
See also:Act, directing vagrants to be carried to some market
See also:town or other place" and there tied to the end of a cart naked and beaten with whips throughout such market town till the
See also:body shall be bloody." In the 39th
See also:year of
See also:Elizabeth a new act was passed by which the offender was to be stripped to the
See also:waist, not quite naked . It was under this statute that whipping-posts were substituted for the cart .
Many of these posts were combined with
See also:stocks, as that at
See also:Waltham Abbey, which bears date " 1598." It is of
See also:oak, 5 It . 9 in. high, with iron clasps for the hands when used for whipping, and for the feet when used as stocks . Fourpence was the old
See also:charge for whipping male and
See also:female rogues . At quarter-sessions in Devonshire at
See also:Easter 1598 it was ordered that the mothers of
See also:children should be whipped; the reputed fathers suffering a like punishment . In the west of England in 1684, " certain Scotch pedlars and
See also:petty chapmen being in the
See also:habit of selling their goods to the greate damage and hindrance of shoppe-keepers," the
See also:court ordered them to be stripped naked and whipped . The flogging of
See also:women was
See also:common .
See also:Judge Jeffreys, in so sentencing a female prisoner, is reported to have exclaimed, " Hangman, I charge you to pay particular
See also:attention to this
See also:lady . Scourge her soundly, man: scourge her till her
See also:blood runs down ! It is
See also:Christmas: a
See also:time for madam to
See also:strip . See that you warm her shoulders." Lunatics; too, were whipped, for in the
See also:Constable's Accounts of Great Staughton, Hunts, occurs the entry, " 169o-t, Paid in charges taking up a distracted woman, watching her and whipping her next day—8/6d." A still more remarkable entry is " 1710–1, Pd .
See also:Hawkins for whipping two
See also:people yt had smallpox—8d." In 1764 the Public
See also:Ledger states that a woman who is described as " an old offender " was taken from the
See also:Bridewell to
See also:Enfield and there publicly whipped at the cart's tail by the common hangman for cutting
See also:wood in Enfield
See also:Chase . A statute of 1791 abolished the whipping of
See also:females .
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