Bygone Punishments (page 1/2)

[picture: Front cover, Bygone Punishments]

Pictures from Bygone Punishments by William Andrews (1848 – 1908), London, 1931

William Andrews appears to have had his own publishing company, and produced quite a number of books on the subject of local history and quaint interest. Bygone Punishments first appeared in 1899.

I also have a copy of his Curiosities of the Church and Historic Byways and Highways of Old England.

“My father hated intolerance and cruelty, and whenever public opinion, horrified by some crime, called for the ruthlessness of the lash and the scaffold, he was quick to point out the warning from the past that angry and revengeful punishment creates more ills than it cures.” (p. viii, preface to the second edition)

Title: Bygone Punishments

Author: Andrews, William

Published by: Phillip Allan & Co. Ltd.

City: London

Date: 1931

Total items: 5

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

Some sample images

[picture: Taunting Persons in the Stocks.]

Taunting Persons in the Stocks.

“The “Cambridge Trinity College Psalter”—an illuminated manuscript—presents some curious illustrations of the manners of the earlier half of the twelth century. We give a reproduction