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Bygone Punishments   By: (1848-1908)

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BYGONE PUNISHMENTS.

Works by William Andrews.

Mr. Andrews' books are always interesting. Church Bells.

No student of Mr. Andrews' books can be a dull after dinner speaker, for his writings are full of curious out of the way information and good stories. Birmingham Daily Gazette.

England in the Days of Old.

A most delightful work. Leeds Mercury.

A valuable contribution to arch├Žological lore. Chester Courant.

It is of much value as a book of reference, and it should find its way into the library of every student of history and folk lore. Norfolk Chronicle.

Mr. Andrews has the true art of narration, and contrives to give us the results of his learning with considerable freshness of style, whilst his subjects are always interesting and picturesque. Manchester Courier.

Literary Byways.

An interesting volume. Church Bells.

A readable volume about authors and books.... Like Mr. Andrews' other works, the book shews wide, out of the way reading. Glasgow Herald.

Turn where you will, there is entertainment and information in this book. Birmingham Daily Gazette.

An entertaining volume.... No matter where the book is opened the reader will find some amusing and instructive matter. Dundee Advertiser.

The Church Treasury of History, Custom, Folk Lore, etc.

It is a work that will prove interesting to the clergy and churchmen generally, and to all others who have an antiquarian turn of mind, or like to be regaled occasionally by reading old world customs and anecdotes. Church Family Newspaper.

Mr. Andrews has given us some excellent volumes of Church lore, but none quite so good as this. The subjects are well chosen. They are treated brightly, and with considerable detail, and they are well illustrated. The volume is full of information, well and pleasantly put. London Quarterly Review.

Those who seek information regarding curious and quaint relics or customs will find much to interest them in this book. The illustrations are good. Publishers' Circular.

Curious Church Customs.

A thoroughly excellent volume. Publishers' Circular.

We are indebted to Mr. Andrews for an invaluable addition to our library of folk lore and we do not think that many who take it up will slip a single page. Dundee Advertiser.

Very interesting. To Day.

Mr. Andrews is too practised an historian not to have made the most of his subject. Review of Reviews.

A handsomely got up and interesting volume. The Fireside.

[Illustration: TITUS OATES IN THE PILLORY.

( From a Contemporary Print. )]

BYGONE PUNISHMENTS.

by

WILLIAM ANDREWS....

[Decoration]

London: William Andrews & Co., 5, Farringdon Avenue, E.C.

1899.

[Device: WILLIAM ANDREWS & CO.

THE HULL PRESS]

Contents.

PAGE

HANGING 1

HANGING IN CHAINS 39

HANGING, DRAWING, AND QUARTERING 79

PRESSING TO DEATH 87

DROWNING 95

BURNING TO DEATH 98

BOILING TO DEATH 106

BEHEADING 108

THE HALIFAX GIBBET 118

THE SCOTTISH MAIDEN 128

MUTILATION 134

BRANDING 138

THE PILLORY 143

PUNISHING AUTHORS AND BURNING BOOKS 159

FINGER PILLORY 171

THE JOUGS 176

THE STOCKS 186

THE DRUNKARD'S CLOAK 201

WHIPPING AND WHIPPING POSTS 209

PUBLIC PENANCE 227

THE REPENTANCE STOOL 239

THE DUCKING STOOL 243

THE BRANK, OR SCOLD'S BRIDLE 276

RIDING THE STANG 299

INDEX 307

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