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"To curb women's tongues that talk too idle" The Scold's or Gossip's Bridle Walton-on-Thames Church Surrey RP Postcard Listing in the Surrey.

"To curb women's tongues that talk too idle" The Scold's or Gossip's Bridle Walton-on-Thames Church Surrey RP Postcard Listing in the Surrey.

Rothenburg-Criminal and Punishment Museum Shame mask

Rothenburg-Criminal and Punishment Museum Shame mask

Scold's Bridle: 17th century- Scold's Bridle. This instrument of punishment reserved for women prisoners originated in medieval Scotland. It consisted of a metal head cage with a built in gag.

This instrument of punishment reserved for women prisoners originated in medieval Scotland. It consisted of a metal head cage with a built in gag.

During the whole period of 1,500 years or so that the Church enjoyed absolute power the concept of penal reform was unknown. Prisons in 1800 were as insanitary, cramped, infested and dangerous as t…

During the whole period of years or so that the Church enjoyed absolute power the concept of penal reform was unknown. Prisons in 1800 were as insanitary, cramped, infested and dangerous as t…

Armour- a knights amour was a very important part of combat. It is what helped soldiers withstand a certain intensity of blows. Usually these suits are made from heavy metal and are respected by those inside of them.

Gothic armor Armour- a knights amour was a very important part of combat. It is what helped soldiers withstand a certain intensity of blows. Usually these suits are made from heavy metal and are respected by those inside of them.

Scold's bridle: instrument of torture and punishment - YouTube

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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Late Gothic Armor by Lorenz Helmschmid, c Vienna, KHM. Right-side detail.

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