Crime and Punishment in Medieval Times?

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During Medieval Times, crime and punishment was often very severe. People back then would meter out some very harsh punishments for crimes committed, even those that would seemed extremely trivial by today's standards. These punishments could include beheading, whipping, and drowning. If a person was caught stealing, they would have a limb chopped off. Other punishments could include being burned alive, being stretched on a rack, being boiled in oil, or having the eyes gouged out with a pincer.
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usually imprisonment for life in the castle dungeon or death commonly by hanging.
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hanging was the most common punishment, for most crimes including theft of any amount above twelve pence. Noblemen were usually beheaded rather than hung. Heretics might be burned
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That all depends on your opinion. Probably violence or
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Usually for things like stealing, failing to honor the sabbath, poaching on the king's deer, committing adultery, missing debt payments, or failing to pay taxes. If they didn't hang
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The most common crimes in medieval times was vagrancy, smuggling, heresy, theft and murder. Most of these were punishable by death and at the very least, whipping ...
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