Medieval Punishments

Medieval Punishments

An Illustrated History of Torture

eBook - 2013
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"The brank may be described simply as an iron framework; which was placed on the head, closing it in a kind of cage; it had in front a plate of iron, which, either sharpened or covered with spikes, was so situated as to be placed in the mouth of the victim, and if she attempted to move her tongue in any way whatever, it was certain to be shockingly injured. She thus suffered for telling her mind to some petty tyrant in office, or speaking plainly to a wrong-doer, or for taking to task a lazy, and perhaps a drunken husband."Dive into the macabre history of England and Ol.
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., 2013
ISBN: 9781626365179
Branch Call Number: 364.6609 An
Description: 1 online resource (259 pages)
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)

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