The history of crime and punishments


Today i am going to tell you about the history about crime and punishment which, happend in the past. I will also tell you what was the common crime in each paragraph and the punishments too.



In the roman times crime was very harsh people wanted for all criminals to get the worst punishment such as pushed of a cliff . In the roman times the most common crime was theft and the most common punishment was flogging and some times a fine depending if you were rich and some times if people done something serious they would get exiled.


                                           Anglo saxons

The Anglo-Saxon period in Britain was from around 410 to 1066CE many  people of the population lived in small villages in the countryside and very few lived in towns. Many people grew thier own food which ment people would steal. stealing was a common crime and if people would steal someone would scream and ten people would come and take them to the king and if no one could decide they went to do the trial of odeal wich is when someone picks up boiling iron or steps on hot coal and if the burnt marks arnt there they are innocent.

                                         Tudor times

The Tudor period was from 1485 to 1603 poor people where forced to come to different towns. Poor  people begged untill they gave the poor person something and people who lived at that town would take the poor person to the king and the poor person would get a punishment like libs cut off and 10 floggings.

                                       victorian times

In the victorian times stealing was common. In the Victorian period the population increased and many people began to move from the countryside to the towns and cities to work in factories. Living conditions were often cramped with one family per room and the whole street would share an outside toilet and a water tap. people had to steal from others to get ready for winter for example and if they where caught they where sent to australia with other criminals.

World war 2

peoples homes where distroyed and may of the food was gone people would steal to feed their families. In many cities, lots of houses and shops were bombed and so looting and robbery became more common in wales England  and if people got caught stealing they had to pay a fine or stay in prison for around 6 months.

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Have you ever wandered how crimes and punishments have changed through the centuries? In this text, there will be details of crimes and consequences throughout the Roman era to modern Britain. Further back in history people have always committed crimes and been given punishments. Theft is the most common crime of all throughout all the centuries, even now.

Crime and punishments in the Roman times

The Roman Empire ruled most of the world, during 500bc to 400ad. Rome was horrible and a dirty place too live in. That is why there was so many crimes. Murder and theft became the most common crimes in the city. More serious crimes the more horrible the punishments are; buried alive ,thrown of a cliff and having your limbs cut off. There was not any police but they did have Vigles. They would take you too the king if you did something bad. Also, they had wooden shoes and wooden planks that went around their necks, so it would be hard for them to escape.

Anglo Saxon period

Still, the two top crimes are murder and theft. Even though, treason was the worst crime. If you committed these crimes you had too have you limbs cut off, death and fines. If you committed treason you would be stretched. They were actually called the racks. There were not any police. Although,  ‘Tithings’ were a group of 10
men. Hey would chose and capture anyone if they think they are a suspect. They were kind of the police though.

Tudor period

In the Tudor times, stealing or theft was the most common crime. If you committed any crimes here are the main punishments that you would get; whipping, scolds bridle, branded, stocks and executions. Parish constables were people who would have too keep the place at peace. So, if anyone was to do a small crime you would still have a horrible crime. They would also take you to the king.

victorian period

Again, stealing was the most common crime . although, pick pocketing was the second most common crime. If you committed any of these crimes you would have to be punished by transportation, court or prison. In 1829, the police department was introduced peelers after Robert red. By 1833, it became a crime not to send your child or children to school.

ww2 (world war 2 ) period

Robbery was the most common crime at the time.  Although, stealing was still around. If you committed any of these crimes these would be your punishments the black market, death prison or a really big fine. If you wanted to know, there was police around through world war 2. Also, ww2 killed over 6 billion people.


Anglo Saxon



world war 2

Some good facts in this writing, Hope however I need you to add more factual details to each and every section.  For Year 6 writing expectation, you have much more detailed writing in your skills book. 

Our British law system throughout history:

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Throughout the ages, crime and punishment has changed and advanced as well as how people would bring the criminal to justice. From 43AD to today, our legal system is still advancing for the better. From locking someone in place to be humiliated, to dunking someone in a lake, to then  sending people away to another country. Today, I will be discussing different crime, punishment and how people would be put to justice.

The romans:

During 43AD, the Romans came to invade Britain. They were successful and had power over Britain, this meant the Britons had to follow all the Romans laws and accept all the Romans punishments. The Romans had a very big population, meaning the streets where very dirty and their new Settlement attracted lots of slums. Many people where poor during that time period. Making theft the most common crime in the city.

What would happen to thief’s in the Roman era?:

If someone was caught stealing during the Roman era, they would be taken the magistry, who was the judge, and he would decide if the accused was guilty or innocent and what punishment they would get. If someone stole something (for example gold) they would be taken to the magistry for Manifest theft, this is when the accused is seen committing the crime and they are forced to pay back 4x the amount of goods they stole. There is also non manifest theft, this is the opposite of manifest theft. This is when the accused hasn’t been seen committing the crime but, the person who brought them to magistry thinks it could be them. They would still have to pay for the goods but, it would 2x the amount instead of 2x the amount.

If they accused couldn’t pay, they would be sentenced to death (they would be pushed off a cliff or executed publicly). The most painful way to be executed was crucifixion, this is when your heels and palms are nailed to cross. It was really painful because it would slowly drown you. This would happen due to the position you would be put in, which would fill your lungs with fluids and drown you without knowing it.

Anglo Saxons:

During 410AD, the Anglo Saxons came to over throw romans and they were successful. This then meant the laws the towns people used to know where replaced by Anglo Saxon law. For example, only major crime would be punished with death.

How would people be punished?:

A currency was introduced that went by the name ‘weregild’, this was used to pay fines depending what crime you committed. Theft once would resolve in a fine. However, if you stole more than once you would have your hands cut off making life more difficult. However, if the judges’ could not decide if the person accused was guilty or innocent, they would be given a trial by ordeal (A trial by God). The Anglo Saxons believed if they could not decide if someone was guilty or not, they would let God decide. They would do this by: making the accused walk across hot coal, making the accused put their hand in boiling hot water to get a stone or they would be branded with hot iron. After this, they would be left for 3 days to heal. If they healed in those 3 days, the Anglo Saxons believed God chose to heal them because they where innocent and the accused would be let go. But, if the  accused hadn’t healed the Anglo Saxons believed that the accused was guilty and they would be put to death (executed). Criminals would be brought to justice by someone raising a Hue cry (a call for help) and then chasing down the criminal until they where captured.

Tudor times:

When it was 1485, the tudors came to rule Britain. Which meant yet again another new law system was introduced. Theft was still one of the most common crimes due to more people who had no money, a much smaller town and there being no police force. As well as that, it was a lot stricter making it harder to find a job. Just like in the Roman period, criminals would be caught by locals and then taking to a panel of judges. The most common punishment was being flogged (whipped) on the back.

However, serious crimes were the only exception to execution again -for example treason and fraud-. For more minor crimes, people would be put in stocks (stocks where made to keep someone in place by their hands, head or legs) and have rotten food thrown at them as punishment. Another example of punishment is getting drunk in a public area. The punishment would be being put in a barrel (this was because that is how they stored wine and beer) to let people know what you did. One last example of a crime and how someone would be punished if a girl ‘nagged her husband too much’. This punishment was only for women and the punishment was wearing a scolds bridal.  The woman would have a helmet put on her head with a metal spiky ball on the inside. The lady would put the spiky ball in her mouth and she would be led around by her husband (as they had control over it). If the lady spoke, the spiky ball would rip her tongue. Most homeless people would be branded with a V for vagrant or vagabond using a hot iron.


During 1837 to 1901, Victorian Britain rose to the throne. It was very cramped as one family shared a room each (as well as sharing one public toilet and water tap). The Victorians boosted fear of crime by writing a book called ‘penny dreadfuls’. This was a book that went into detail about terrible crimes and was used to scare people away from committing crime.

In 1827, Robert Peel introduced a police force in England (the first police force) to ensure the citizens were a lot safer and to improve order in England and London. At first, not many people could trust the new police force but, over time they gained the towns peoples’ trust by proving that they where able to reduce crime. But despite this, they did not make a big wage although they where doing the public a big service. To raise an alarm, they would carry a ‘trucheon’, it raised the alarm by rattling.

As well as the new police force, prisons where also introduced for the first time in history and quickly became a very common form of punishment in that age. In addition to this, criminals would also be sent to Australia to do hard labour as a punishment; this would also happen to children. They did this because they believed if they got criminals to do hard labour, other towns folk would avoid committing crime In fear it would happen to them. In the prisons, it was common for the Victorian’s to get the people in there to do labour that contributed towards nothing..for example, winding a crank up to 10,000 times a day. Sometimes, the prisoners would have to tighten the screw on the handle to make it harder to crank, this is where the nickname ‘screws’ originated from. There were still fines and hanging. Another punishment was being sent to join the army.

World war 2:

World war 2 was a battle that started in 1939 and ended in 1945. During the war, lots of bombers and gas attacks happened which resolved in hardships for many people. During this time, crimes in England and Whales grew immensely! As I mentioned earlier, lots of bomb and gas attacks happened, making shop lifting and looting a very common crime. There were police forced during the war and due to lots of crime, the police officers on duty grew very quickly. At the time, their job was to capture criminals, check if anyone was braking the wartime blackout rules, search for any soldiers after bombing raids and help nurses/doctors after bombing raids. Not many woman where police officers because they had to do other daytime jobs as place holders of the men who did go to fight in the war.

As I have mentioned, looting was a very big problem during the war most looters would be given short prison sentence or a fine of the amount of the goods they stole. Due to the amount of airaids, lots of people where unfortunately killed. Not all the deaths could be investigated by police officers so criminals would take advantage of this. If someone was found guilty of murder, they would be sentenced to death. Lots of crime happened at night because of the new laws of having to black out during any air raid (lots if air raids happened at night).

The conclusion:

In conclusion, our legal system will always be changing and advancing for the grater good and the safety of the people around us. Crime has changed over the ages and how people decided what to do with criminals. Beliefs have also played a role in how we deter crime. Globally, crime will always be deterred and changed.

Excellent and well- written facts in each paragraphs, Emma.  Check through some of your spelling errors (look for the red lines underneath).  

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Attitudes toward crime and punishment have changed over time. Lots of punishments have become less cruel and harsh over time. Do you think attitudes have changed over time? Today i will be writing about the Roman, Anglo-Saxons/Vikings, Tudor, Victorian times and Modern era attitudes. From Weregild to slaves; to transportation to prison cells. Over the years lots of time periods had gruesome and horrific ways to punish people but now punishments have evolved massively. I hope you learn from what I have wrote.

Crime and punishments in Roman times:

Rome  was around at 500BC until 400AD, the Roman Empire ruled most of the civilised world. During this time lots of people were really poor and dangerous places such as slums have the most crimes. Murder and theft became the most common crimes in the country. People who used to stop crimes were vigils (this band had 7000 people and where strong and powerful.) The most common punishments were fines and whipping. Trust me, whipping does really hurt. But now punishments have evolved and are less harsh but are still awful.

Crime and punishment in Anglo-Saxon times:

In Anglo-Saxon times crime was extremely major and had extremely major punishments. The most major crimes were treason and the punishment for that was a death penalty. Whereas, really small crimes just had a fine. If men had a jury service and they could not decide if they are innocent or guilty they would get punished! They would give horrible punishment such as grabbing a stone from boiling hot water. Horribly, if the blisters and scars did not heal up overnight it’s a sign that God thinks that they are still guilty. After that, you have to go through more punishments. Weregild was money used to pay fines such as loss of an eye or a finger.

Crime and punishment in Tudor times:

Tudor times were extremely interesting but rather awful. The most common crimes in Tudor times were begging and stealing. People did this because they were really poor and not lots of people had money at all. People who helped stop crimes were Parish constables. They would help find the criminal and they would hang around the neighbourhood to see if anyone commits a crime. The most common punishments were being branded. Branding is basically getting a vicious, flaming hot iron and scorching your skin. Weregild was also in the Tudor times.

Crime and punishment in the Victorian times:

Crime in the Victorian  times was also very popular because a lot of people were in England at the time. The most common crimes in the Victorian times were pickpocketing. It was most common because people did not have to keep the money or goods. They could have shipped it away to a different country. In the Victorian times the first police force formed and actually helped stopping the crimes. The most common punishments were being shipped to Australia or making children to lots of tough  labour. Most of the naughty children were treated like adults having so many  jobs to do just to get a little amount of money!

Crime and Punishment in the WW2 time period:

In the world war 2 period of time lots of punishments got rather different and dangerous. During the time there was a lot of war so that explains why so many crimes were being committed. The most common crimes were murder, robbery and bombs. People did this so they can use what they got to by guns or sett of bombs. People were found a lot in those times because of the police force started to increase because of all the crimes that were being committed over the years of WW2. The most common punishments in the WW2 period was short prison sentences or some fines. The war was developed all because of the Nazis and Adolf Hitler. He was the man who started all the war!


Excellent factual information, with varied sentences and ambitious vocabulary used. Can you find where you need to add commas for clauses within some sentences? There are a few to edit and uplevel. 





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Have you ever wondered what crimes and punishments happened thousands of years ago? In this piece of writing, we will be discussing the Roman, Anglo Saxon, Tudor, Victorian and World War 2. Throughout all these times and even further back in history, people have always committed crimes and faced punishment. Back in  Roman time, the most common crime was stealing/theft. If you stole something in Roman time, you would get a punishment, which was to pay a fine. You had to pay four times the amount of the stolen item but if you did not have enough money to pay, then you would be thrown off a cliff. Stealing something is you stealing from the king.??

Crimes and punishment in the Roman times

A long time ago, the Roman Empire ruled most of the civilised world. All of the Romans became really powerful and all of the conquered countries were forced to follow the rules of the imposing Roman Empire. They lived in Rome, which is very crowded.  Living in Roman time was difficult. Crimes in  Roman time were murder and theft. For example: if you killed your father in Roman time, you would have to be put in a sack of deadly, poisonous snakes and be chucked into a river to drown.

Crimes and punishments in Anglo Saxon times

In Anglo Saxon time, serious, major crimes such as betraying a king would carry a very harsh, painful punishment. It might even lead to death. Smaller crimes, like stealing/theft  would result in paying a fine. If a jury of men had a hard time deciding if the person was guilty or innocent, the person, who was accused of doing something illegal, would have to put their hands in boiling water to pick up a smooth stone. The woman/man could also have to walk on blistering, burning coal, which would have been damaging. How could this help them decide? They leave the decision to God. When three days had passed, the jury checks the person’s hands or feet to see if it had healed or not. If it had not healed, then they were proved guilty, but if it was healed, then they were innocent. This was called an “ordeal”.

Crimes and Punishments in Tudor time

Thousands of years ago in the Tudor time, the most common crimes were stealing, begging and treason. The most common punishment in Tudor time was whipping. Mostly in the back. Talking too much in Tudor time would carry a very terrifying punishment. This is called gossiping. If you talked too much in Tudor time, you would have to get something called the scolds bridle. It was suppose to stop you from talking to other people. Do you know what would have happened if you talked wearing the scolds bridle? If you talked while wearing the scolds bridle, you would suffer extreme pain. It would really hurt. Shockingly, it was only used from women. How unfair was that? It went over the head and had a metal gag that went in the mouth. More serious punishments were for the more horrible  crimes. An example of a more significant punishment is execution (death).

Crimes and punishments in the Victorian time

In Victorian time, there were police forces. Most people did not trust the new police force however, over time, the police forces proved that they could reduce crime and so that they can become more popular and trustworthy. Victorians also introduced prisons/jails so that they can lock prisoners up. Prisons were very awful, but dreadful places to be in. If you stole something, you could die but if you were very young, you would be sent to Australia. Even if you were six years old and you stole something, you would still be sent to Australia. This punishment eventually changed in 1857. Other punishments including fines, hanging and being sent to join the army existed in Victorian time.

Crimes and punishments in World War 2 (WW2)

In between 1939 and 1949, World War 2 fought. ?? It destroyed lots of buildings, such as shops and houses. During the war, lots of crimes started happening in England and Wales. Theft and looting started happening when shops and houses exploded. To stop crimes in World War 2, they had police officers to guard precious items and to stop people from stealing them. Many crimes were given fines or short prison sentences. If you murdered someone and you were found guilty of it, you could be put to death. If you were caught selling on the black market without a ration card, the punishment could be a fine and imprisonment.

Very good range of factual information. Good varied sentences and good vocabulary choices.  Check through, making sure all your information makes complete sense in sentences. 

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Introduction  In this writing , there will be details of crimes and punishments from the Roman era to modern Britain. Throughout all these times , and even further back in history , people have always committed crimes and faced punishments for those. For example , if you commit patricide (killing your father) you would be put in a sack of snakes and thrown in the river to drown. Would you believe it ?

Roman times

During this particular time period , ( it spanned between 500 BC and 400 AD murder and theft was very common. Also also , in this time period , the Romans had to follow the rules of the Empire or you would be punished according to your status ( if you did not  follow the rules ). Punishments in the Roman era were not nice ! The punishment that was usually used was beating and lashing (particularly on there back ). More meaningful crimes demanded more violent and more harsher punishments. These included ; being thrown of a cliff or crucifixion. Worst of all , the Romans did not always give punishments ; they sometimes moved onto instant death. If this was you and you got blamed for something you did not do , how would you feel ? In the Roman times , there were prisons , but they  were rarely used. Sometimes , they were used to hold prisoners before trial. Although all these punishments seem very severe , but in Roman times they were actually used.

Anglo-Saxon times

The Anglo-Saxon era started in around 410 AD and ended at about 1066 AD. In the Anglo-Saxon period  , crime and theft used to usually be fined (weregild). In that time , money used to called shillins shillings (1 shilling is more than 1 pound !). If the Anglo-Saxons can’t decide whether innocent or guilty , they would do a trial (by ordeal). These included ; walking bare foot an hot coal and putting your hand in hot boiling water. If god decided to heal you in three days , you are innocent but if god did not heal it in three days , you are guilty. Also , if you commit theft , your hands would be chopped of so you can not steal. Sometimes , ( it is just for men ) if you recite a verse from the Bible , you would be let go.

Tudor times

If you want to know something quick about the Tudor period ,you should know that crime and punishment in that time period was extreme. In the Tudor Tudor period , there would be a punishment for absolutely every type of crime from petty crimes to murdering. If you gossip too much , you would get a scolds bridle to stop you from talking so much. Being burnt alive was a very common punishment. If you sell food and it is rotten, you would get a pillory ( it is where you get rotten food thrown on you ). If you are currently planning a treason against the Empire you will be executed. Remember this , in the Tudor period the punishments that were given were mainly to humiliate the criminals.

The Victorian times

The Victorians were also quite extreme. In this era , children were 10 and above were claimed as adults. So , if children do crime , they would get the same punishments as an adult. If you steal in the Victorian times you would get killed (either children or adult ). No school ? It is a crime. The children would go to child labor all the way to Australia. In the Victorian times Sir Robert Peel introduced the first police force. Then as time slowly went by the police forces slowly became more popular.


As you all know WW2 (world war 2) has very recently happened so you could know lots of things about this part of history. In WW2 , lots of crimes happened. The most common crimes that happened during this amount of time were robbery and murder. Luckily, during this time, there were police forces that tried to stop the crime from happening. Lots of people during that time , were selling things on the black market. So , those people that were caught stealing on the black market were fined and were imprisoned.

Very clear and organised facts throughout.  Also, well chosen vocabulary and varied sentences.  Add more details to your Victorians paragraph though. 

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Attitudes, towards crime and punishment have changed over time. Methods of punishment were acceptable in the past are considered harsh. Why have attitudes to punishment changed over time? What factors led to the strict rules and varied crimes of the past? In this writing, there will be details of the Roman era to the amazing Britain times.??

Roman era

During the time spanning between 500 BC and 400AD, the Roman Empire rules most of the civilised world. During this time, its army naturally became very powerful and all of the conquered countries. The most common crime in this era was theft, but there where other crimes as well such as killing your father and the punishment for this would be tied up in a sack of snakes and thrown in a river to drown.

Anglo-Saxon era

The Anglo-Saxon period began in Britain around 410CE. During this time, most people lived in villages or hamlets and new their neighbours very  well. There would be a leader for each village and they were responsible for overseeing the village, the church and the various people living there. Villagers mainly farmed the land, growing their own crops. Crimes, such as treason against the king or betray a lord, would carry a serious punishment (such as the death penalty), whereas smaller crimes may lead to a fine. Regular criminals were punished very bad and have limbs cut off for their crimes. If a jury of men could not decide if a person was innocent or guilty of a particular crime they would do a trial by ordeal which meant that they would stick their hand in boiling water and pick up a stone or walk over hot coals and then your hand or feet would have to heal over three days or you would be guilty.

Tudor era

The Tudor era started at 1485CE and lasted till 1603CE. This was the time of many changes. Explorers discovered new lands and maps had to be rewritten and there were religious changes across England and Wales. There were religious fighting between the Protestant and Catholic faiths.

Victorian  era

The Victorian era started at 1837 and lasted till 1901. In the Victorian period the population increased and many people began to move from the countryside to the towns and cities to work in factories. Living conditions were often cramped with one family per room and the whole street would share and outside toilet and a water tap.

World war 2

World war 2 was fought between 1939 and lasted till 1945. Children in cities had to evacuate to the countryside. During the war the number of  reported crimes in England and Wales rose. The government had introduced new rules such as blackouts, air raid warnings and rationing, this meant that much of the country, including cites, had no lights at night and so crime increased. In many cities, lots of houses and I shops were bombed and so looting and robbery became more common.

Some detailed paragraphs, Aiden and you have chosen your vocabulary well.  Add more detail to the Romans, Tudors and WW2 paragraphs and check through , adding commas for clauses where needed. 

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Crime and punishments throughout time

Have you ever wondered how crimes and punishments have changed throughout the ages? In these pieces of text there will be lots of details of crime and punishments. Thanks to the Romans (even though they invaded us) the Romans helped us with central heating, army and most importantly, crime and punishment.


There was no police force but there was a group of people called Viglies. If they caught them braking a law or someone telling them he/she was braking the law The Viglies will have every right to get him/she and take he/she to court and if they were stealing the punishment then would be a fine 4 times the value of what they stole, and if they did not pay they would of been pushed off a cliff.

Anglo Saxon

Throughout time the most common crime was petty theft. All eras had there own punishment for this. But I am going to talk the Anglo Saxons. If someone would of stolen let say a piece of bread and been caught they would of been brought to a court (hut) and if the judge could not decide if you were guilty or innocent god would decide if they were guilty or innocent. They would either have dipped your hands into a scalding bucket of water and if they were healed in 3 days you were innocent if not you were guilty.


The most common crime in Tudors was theft and the punishment was horrifically horrible. The punishment for stealing was whipping. You would of been tied or chained to a pole in a public area, and you would be stripped to the waist and you would of been whipped. You can get this punishment as minor as stealing a loaf of bread.


So far you would think that the Romans were bad but they don not stand a chance compared to the Victorians they hanged children up to 12 years old but they did not hang people below 12 though. They sent them to work, they had jobs like chimney sweep were you would clean somebody’s chimney with a very long brush, and sometimes animals (small animals) would fall down and sometimes hurt the children, and there was a punishment that if you did something wrong to the queen they would nail your ears to a post.

world war 2

Looting was a big problem. The number of bomb properties providing a temptation to looters. Many were given fines or short prison sentence. The amount of murders increased dramatically. Air raids killed so many people and made it almost impossible to investigate only a small few during the war. So thanks to the war their was a spike in murder. But when the war was over when the Germans “Nazis” were defeated, thanks to the Americans, French and a few more countries helped. The most of the police were killed, part of the military was killed and most parts of most countries were also killed. Their was also a shortage of murders. Most people were killed by the Nazis dropping bombs at us with their bomber planes but the way the military died was when they were fighting in he war.  So there, was no actual punishments going on in world war 2, so for world war 2 it was actually just crime no punishment!!

Some good facts, written in clear sentences with some punctuated well with commas too. Add more factual details to your Roman and Tudors paragraphs.  


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This term we are learning about crime and punishment around different times for a example Romans,  Anglo Saxons, turder times, Victorians and world war 2. In these times the most common crimes was stealing because most people were poor.


This time the emperor’s ruled to 500bc to 400a. They congerd all of Europe and some of Middle East . If you stole you would get chuck of a cliff or gotten flogging and hot lead down your throat. Now we all now they  were violent . Also murder was common the punishment for that was being buried alive . If you were witnessed they would take to get your punishment. You also can get nailed to a cross .



Anglo Saxons

Lots of people would get executed because they steal for food ,the reason for is that they are homeless .If you stole more then twice you would get your hands sliced  of . If someone witnessed a crime they would scream and cry for help. Also begging is a crime . Some punishments are not death like you will walk on hot coal and if it is held In 3 dates your are innocent  . If you had a fine you can pay that of by little silver coins . The tiffing are ten people that and they would control your behaviour.


Turder Times

women were also executed a punishment was the scolds bridle this made so they couldn’t speak because a little sharp spike would cut the tongue if you speak. Most people were poor and murder case went down by a lot . They wouldn’t have prisons but they had rooms where you would wait
for your punishment.


If you were a child you would go to a Work house because they said they young and fit . If you would steal you would be sent to Australia to work. It would take 6 months to get there in a rotten boat . Most children were in work house but rich children didn’t go to work house. The house were rotten nasty and the food was sloppy probably rotten. In this time they had they had police force and that is how they would be captured. Murder was rarely because there was lots of police men .

world war 2

The police was a lot bigger so people would not commit crime. Then not long after the death penalty went  and prison  were more common.
After world war 2 crimes were less common .Also women were in work house. If you killed someone in the war it isn’t bad because you have orders to do it. Did you know world war 2 went on for 6 years 1939 to 1445. On Christmas Day they played football.  Not all of the police officers could find the body’s cause of the air radar. Lots of Criminals looted blown up shops .

Great facts on crimes and punishments, Joshua but you must check and change key spellings (underlined in red) and in your sentence punctuation.