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Attitudes towards crime and punishment have varied over different time periods.Methods of punishments have also varied over time and some more cruel  punishments that wouldn’t be allowed today were allowed not so long ago.How have attitudes towards crimes changed so much?Have you ever wanted to know how the Romans,Anglo-Saxons,Tudors and Victorians punished crimes.Well throughout this text you will learn how crimes were punished throughout these time periods.Do you think the Romans were cruel with their punishments or do you think they were religious and less harm with their punishments?

How the Romans punished crimes

Roughly around 500BC to 400AD the Romans ruled over most of Britain.The Roman Empire conquered many countries and they were put under very strict laws.Rome because a huge place and streets became slums and people were poor and in poverty.Since people were in poverty and streets were becoming slums , theft and murder became very common crimes and the Romans started giving out cruel punishments frequently.These punishments included death crucifixion and if you committed theft sometimes a fine.The punishment depended on he crime and the value of what you stole.Special people, known as Vigiles were sent out to catch criminals and deal with fires. These vigiles were a group of 7000 people and were very rough when catching criminals who committed crimes like murder and treason.People were also brought to justice by witnesses of the crime in a court room.If you had committed theft or murder you would have been flogged(whipped or caned) However; crimes like treason and stealing things that didn’t have much value would get you killed or a fine.How do you think the Anglo-Saxons punished crimes?

How Anglo-Saxons punished crimes

In the Anglo-Saxon time period major crimes such as murder and treason would lead to a very cruel punishment.These punishments included the death penalty(being killed) and branding;However,crimes like theft would get you a fine or flogged.Crimes that were commonly committed by the same person would get them the punishment of the rack ,which meant having your limbs stretched and eventually chopped off.Did you know if the jury couldn’t decide on a verdict god would decide if you were innocent or guilty.This led to a new type of punishment called trial by ordeal and this meant walking on hot coals for 9 feet bear barefoot and other extremely painful punishments.If you hadn’t heal within 3 days of your punishment you would be found guilty and if you did heal you would be found innocent.

Eventually the Anglo-Saxons created a system called a weregild which meant people in villages would have to catch criminals them self which was very hard and could been painful running around the village.Although, most of the time criminals were punished with a fine or being whipped sometimes you would be sent to prison or death.Did you know you could be left in prison for life to die.How do you think the Tudors punished crimes and do you think it was cruel.

How the Tudors punished crimes

During the times of the Tudors theft and begging were the most commonly committed crimes.This was because people were poor and in poverty and streets were becoming dirty and slums.People would be taken to court by witnesses and could be taken to court if people thought they committed a crime.There was very cruel punishments such as being whipped or having to be put in the stocks.The stocks would lock your head and hands in place and people could call you names and throw anything at you.You could also have been taken to court by people called constables which were an people who were like police sent out to catch criminals who committed murder and treason.Do you want to know how the Victorians punished crimes?

How the Victorians punished crimes

Victorian crimes were a little different to crimes in the Romans times and so were the punishments.Crimes in the Victorians times included pickpocketing which was the most common crime because people were poor and need money so they stole stuff out of pockets of rich people.Another commonly committed crime was treason because people hated the king and tried to overthrow the king.People then put in a police force to catch criminals a lot easier and the police force was a group of 10,000 or more men who were trained to catch criminals who tried to overthrow the king.If you tried to overthrow the king and you were guilty you would be sent on transportation which meant being put on a boat and being sent to Australia and you would be sat at the bottom of a dirty old ship for 6-7 weeks.If you had committed murder you would be put in a prison cell on your own away from the people who live in the village so you can’t harm any more people.You would also be guarded so you couldn’t escape you cell and harm more people.

How people punished crimes in WW2

A common crime during WW2 was bombing places because it killed many people.Bombs were also crime because they could destroy important places like churches that people worshiped in and important cathedrals.You would be brought to justice by the police force since it was much bigger.If you had committed crimes like theft and bombing you would get a fine and fines costed more depending on what you stole and where you bombed.Sometimes if you bombed an important place or stole important things you would be sent on a short prison sentence and maybe a 20 year prison sentence.Also any other crimes like murder and treason got you a very expensive fine and sometimes murdered depending on who you murdered or if you tried to kill the queen or blow the palace up.

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Mountains are formed when the Earths crust(tectonic plates) are pushed up in huge folds or forced up or down in blocks.Slowly over the course of millions of years, mountains are formed.However, not all mountains are the same.There are many different kinds of mountains, which are fold, block, dome and volcanic.Because they are constantly made more jagged(eroded) by the weather the rocky surface of mountains wears away.Have you ever wanted to know how many different types of mountains there are?

Block mountains

Block mountains start to form when a slab of land breaks off and is forced up whilst two tectonic plates push together from under the Earths crust.On either side of the mountain blocks are forced down, while the mountain is forced up.At the bottom of block mountains, there are things called faults, which are lines where the ground breaks apart.When faults happen, an earthquake is likely to happen just after the fault.

Dome mountains

Another kind of mountain is dome mountains.Dome mountains are formed when liquid rock inside the Earth forces the ground above it upwards.The swelling of the liquid rock doesn’t break through the Earth though.The force or the pressure produces a dome like shape. Also, molten rock from inside the Earth pushes up, which makes the dome shape.However,unlike a volcano,  the molten rock doesn’t erupt through the Earths surface.

Fold mountains

Folds mountains are the most common type of mountains in the world.Slowly, over the years, tectonic plates push forward making more and more folds.One example of a fold mountain range is the Himalayas in Asia.This mountain range is 50million years old, which is actually quite new.Since, many mountain ranges are much older than the Himalayas.The Himalayas started to form when the Asian plate and Indian plate collided with each other.In the Himalayas is Mount Everest ,which is the highest point on Earth and tallest mountain on Earth.

Volcanic mountains

Volcanic mountains are volcanoes, which we class as mountains.One volcanic mountain is in Japan and it’s called Mount Fuji.Mount Fuji is an  active volcanic mountain, which could erupt at any moment.Volcanic mountains can erupt and destroy cities and towns at any moment.This is because they active volcanoes.Have you ever wanted to know what life would be like without these 4 kinds of mountains?


A brilliant information page on mountains and how they are formed. Great use of subheadings and pictures.