Curious Punishments of Bygone Days
by Alice Morse Earle
Publisher: Loompanics Unlimited 1896
Number of pages: 149
An accumulation of notes on old-time laws, punishments and penalties evoked this volume. The subject is not a pleasant one, though it often has a humorous element; but a punishment that is obsolete gains an interest and dignity from antiquity and its history becomes endurable because it has a past only and no future.
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