War of Roses/Medieval Crime and Punishment (The War of Roses (When: 1455…
War of Roses/Medieval Crime and Punishment
The War of Roses
Who: English families called houses; house of White Rose; House of Lancaster-Red Rose.
What: A series of battles for the English crown.
Why: Both Families were descendants of the King Edward III; King Henry (Lancastrian) had terrible nobles.
Queen Margaret of Anjou Lancaster
Battle of Townton
Lots of double crossing
The Tudors are going to win. King Henry VII takes the throne and ends the War of Roses.
Medieval Crime and Punishment
There were two types of trial in medieval times; trail by jury used for all but the most serious crimes and trial by ordeal for the most serious crimes.
Trial by ordeal was intended to determine if a person was innocent or guilty.
Torture was used to get information out of somebody. Torture was conducted in private, unlike public trials and execution.
Ways of Punishment
Cutting off body parts
Ordeal by fire (Walk 3-4 paces with a red hot iron in hands.)
Ordeal by Water (Hands and feet bound and thrown into water.)
Ordeal by Combat (Fight between the accused and accuser.)
Ways of Torture
Ducking Stool (Tied to a chair; repeatedly dunked in water.)
Catherine's Wheel/Breaking Wheel (Systematic breaking of limbs.)
Scold's Bridle (Used to prevent someone from talking.)