Medieval History

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Gallows
Wooden frame for hanging people, usually criminals
Ducking Stool
Victim was tied to a chair which was elevated or lowered by the torturer.
Pillory
a wooden instrument of punishment on a post with holes for the neck and hands
Stocks
Stocks are devices that were used internationally, in medieval, Renaissance and colonial American times as a form of physical punishment involving public humiliation.
Mutilation
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The action of disfiguring a part of the body, sometimes rendering it useless or wounded.
Subsistence Farming
Farming that provides only enough for the needs of a family or a village
Clergy
A body of officials who perform religious services, such as priests, ministers or rabbis.
Pilgramages
Journeys taken by people to visit religious or holy places.
Christendom
Christian-dominated Western Europe of the Middle Ages
Excommunication
Banishment from the church
Monastery
A community of monks
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