Monday, April 26, 2010

Torture and Punishment

Torture and punishment during elizabethan times

In elizabethan times torture was a normal everyday thing. Torture has been used for at least 2,000 years. When Queen Elizabeth had the throne torture was used more than in any time in history. Treason was considered the worst crime, lords and high officials were exempt and women almost never got tortured. The Punishments for crimes differ, like for poisoning you got boiled alive. And for adultery women get put in the dunking chair and are repeatedly dunked until dead. And some minor cruelties include the pillory, the stocks, and the ranks.