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Ducking Stools, Dissenters, Debtors and Drunks: Crime and Punishment in the 17th Century

calendar29th Nov 2023, 10:45 am

Torquay Museum Society Lecture by Janet Few

How was crime dealt with in the 17th century? What were the punishments for various crimes and how could you avoid them? It would be unusual for the lives of our Stuart ancestors not to be touched by crime in some way; whether as victims, witnesses, lawbreakers or law enforcers. Learn how they would have been regarded and treated by their contemporaries, in whichever of these roles they found themselves.

Lectures are free of charge to Torquay Museum Society Members but the general public are also welcome to attend - £5 per ticket, payable on the door.

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