War of Roses/Medieval Crime and Punishment (The Wars of Roses Simple (1455…
War of Roses/Medieval Crime and Punishment
The Wars of Roses Simple (1455-1485)
House of York-White Rose
House of Lancaster- Red Rose
Only in England
A series of battles for the English crown.
Both Families were descendants of the King Edward
King Henry VI had terrible nobles
Powerful Lords with armies
Henry VI's mental illness
Ordeal by water- Hands and Feet bound and thrown into water.
Ordeal by Combat- fight between the accused and accuser.
Ordeal by fire walk 3-4 paces with a red hot iron in hands.
Crime and Punishment
They used Torture to get someone to confess or to get information.
To be hanged was from 1352 for men who committed treason. Women were burned at the stake.
Trial by jury or trial by ordeal-innocent or guilty crimes
Torture was private while executions were public.
Ways for Crime: Fines, Shaming, Public Stocks, Cutting off body parts, Death.
Torture: Ducking Stool, Catherine's Wheel/Breaking Wheel, Scold's Bridle,
The Wars of Roses details
Battle of Townton
Queen Margaret of Anjou- violent, led wars, good strategy and let people decide the way people died.
Lots of double crossing
King Edward IV's sons- King Richard III
King Richard III and his brother were stuck in a tower by their uncle
House of Tudors win the battle of Bosworth