Scolds bridle

The Scold’s Bridle was a medieval device used for humiliating and scolding women accused of adultery, witchcraft, etc. The woman’s tongue would be pressed down by a spiked plate that prevented her from speaking or eating while wearing the headpiece. She would be led down town streets on a chain leash (normally held by her husband) while being humiliated and beaten.

The Scold’s Bridle was a medieval device used for humiliating and scolding women…

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Scold's Bridle, or Brank

A scold's bridle is a British invention, possibly originating in Scotland, used between the and Century. It was a device used to control, humiliate and punish gossiping, troublesome women by effectively gagging them.

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A scold's bridle (brank's bridle) was an instrument of punishment used primarily on women, as a form of torture and public humiliation. The device was an iron muzzle in an iron framework that enclosed the head. A bridle-bit (or curb-plate), about 2 inches long and 1 inch broad, projected into the mouth and pressed down on top of the tongue. The curb-plate was frequently studded with spikes, so that if the offender moved her tongue, it inflicted pain and made speaking impossible. Wives who…

A scold's bridle (brank's bridle) was an instrument of punishment used primarily on women, as a form of torture and public humiliation. The device was an iron muzzle in an iron framework that enclosed the head. A bridle-bit (or curb-plate), about 2 inches long and 1 inch broad, projected into the mouth and pressed down on top of the tongue. The curb-plate was frequently studded with spikes, so that if the offender moved her tongue, it inflicted pain and made speaking impossible. Wives who…

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Resembling an iron muzzle, the Scold’s bridle was a device originating in the century that aimed to humiliate and cause great pain to the wearer.

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