Hardback Crime and punishment through the ages / Ben Hubbard.
Publication year: 2017
Publisher: Oxford : Raintree,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781474741354 (hbk.) :
"Book band level: Dark red"--Back cover.
Can you imagine a time when the punishment for stealing was death by hanging? Or when a person had to plunge their arm into boiling water to prove their innocence? It is hard to believe, but these are all punishments for crimes committed in Britain during the last 1,000 years. Some crimes have changed and others remain the same. However, how we punish crime has changed a lot, thankfully! This book tells the gruesome story of British crime and punishment over the centuries, from 1066 to the present.
Series title: Aspects of British history beyond 1066
32 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 27 cm.