CROPREDY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Wednesday September 20
FROM THE PILLORY TO THE PRISON CELL
An illustrated talk by
Criminal trials in the 17th century were short and swift. Defendants could not give evidence and 200 crimes – from theft to murder – were punishable by death. Petty criminals were named and shamed. Felons were frequently hanged.
Gradually, over the next 400 years the penal system introduced other forms of sentence: transportation, hard labour and eventually imprisonment.
This evening’s talk will chronicle the fascinating period of change in judicial and governmental treatment of criminals.
Ginny Davis practised as a criminal barrister and currently works as a writer and performer of plays.
CROPREDY VILLAGE HALL AT 7:30 p.m.
Visitors always welcome £3.00
- Cropredy Parish Council