By Nicholas Reardon

This totally illustrated color e-book written by means of Cotswold writer Nicholas Reardon exhibits the reader in photos and Sketches outdated time punishments reminiscent of shares, whipping posts and lock-ups besides tales of murdered Kings and courtroom Jesters, Highwaymen and warfare Crimes devoted in the past, while the Cotswold hills weren't so peaceful.Author: Nicholas Reardon Having lived within the Cotswolds all my lifestyles, and with a prepared curiosity in historical past, i need to proportion my love of this quarter with you by means of mentioning the various hidden positive aspects to be present in this specific a part of the English countryside.Over the years my father, the well known Cotswold artist Peter Reardon, had drawn a few little sketches exhibiting shares, whipping posts and outdated city lock-ups. those illustrated the ancient varieties of punishment served as much as those that broke the legislations in and round those wonderful and now peaceable hills.I was once pleasantly stunned to find that even after such a lot of years those gadgets that my...

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His cell, pictured to the left, can still be seen by visitors today. There are many rumours surrounding his demise: murder by a red hot poker; suffocation by a cushion; along with the possibility of escape and fleeing to Europe. As to which is true I shall let others surmise. Next to the cell is the entrance to the castle’s dungeon pictured below. the castle’s dungeon View to cell BIBURY BIBURY The village of Bibury is a pleasure to visit at any time of the year, but my personal favourite time is November when it is shrouded in mist.

Its name is said to mean ‘a bend in a valley’ and can be found on the B4632 between Cheltenham and Broadway. It briefly became the centre of the English tobacco industry until 1627 when the government banned its growth in England in an attempt to help support the sales from the American Colonies. This lead to riots in the 1650s as the government clamped down on the illicit trade that continued. I will try hard not to talk of the fine and wonderful collection of gargoyles that can be seen on the church, but in saying that they are well worth a viewing… Now on to other crime and punishment articles—just outside the town museum you will find a seven-holed set of stocks.

Just outside the church of St Mary the Virgin we can find not just the village stocks but also a sturdy whipping post. People of today often think of the village stocks as a funny and mild form of punishment for the village drunk, but people did die of this punishment; sometimes by heatstroke or by hypothermia, if the punishment took place overnight during a winter blizzard. As for whipping, it was not just adults that suffered this fate but boys under the age of 15 who would be whipped to save the costs of holding them for too long in a house of correction.

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