Crime and punishment throughout the ages.


This term we are learning about crime and punishment throughout the ages such as Romans, Anglo -Saxons, Tudors and victorians . The punishment in the modern times today are no we’re near as bad as what they were in Romans, Anglo-Saxons etc and that is because they didn’t have prison of police force so if you committed a crime you couldn’t go to court  because there wasn’t any. Also, you couldn’t get a sentence to go to prison so you had to get badly punished from the king .They used to punish you in public for humiliation but they later stopped and took you to the kings house and you would be punished there ,


In the Roman times theft was the most common crime committed because a lot of people were poor ,starving and lived on  dirty streets and slums. If you ever got caught stealing which is called manifest you would be punished and that would only be a fine if you stole once but is you stole multiple times you would be flogged which is another way for saying whipped . Also, if you begged someone from example food, money  etc you would also, be whipped  ( normally on a persons back ).


The most common crime committed in the Anglo – Saxon times was petty theft because  for the same reason people were poor , homeless and starvation. People would steal big amounts of money for there family because they was probably all hungry. If you was a citizen in the Anglo-Saxon times and when  saw a crime happen you would be a witness and you would have to cry for help. There was a place( called tithing) which is were a group of ten men were made responsible for each others behaviour .


In the Tudor times the most common crime committed was begging because a lot of people were homeless and had no money. But if you was caught begging you would be taken to court ( monarch’s home ) was a court .You would be exacuted because it was very disrespectful to beg other people. You could also, be whipped ,branded or beheaded .


In the victorians the most common crime committed was pick pocketing because people would steal things out of peoples pockets to sell so they can make a profit. If you  got caught you would  be taken to the king and you would be hung for committing the crime .The victorian time period in Britian was 1837 to 1901.

World war 2

On world war 2 there was a lot of house bombing and if you was a child during those times you would be evacuated to the country side until the war was over and you wouldn’t be able to see your family until it was over as well .looting and robbery became more common . World war 2 was thought between 1939 and 1945 .There was police force during the war in Britain and the amount of police force increased because if the war .



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Punishment for crime in Roman times

the Roman punishments were very harsh for example theft they would sentence you to death immediately but later the romans became less harsh but only a tiny bit. If you killed,stole,selling rotten food you would have to pay a fine (debt) if the person couldn’t pay they would be sentenced to death. How they would decide if you were innocent or guilty they would put you in court to decide if you were guilty or innocent and if you were guilty they would kill you instantly.


The Anglo Saxons were the second people to rule but there punishments weren’t better because if you committed a crime, and they couldn’t decide they would rely on god because they were very religious for the punishments they would earthier put your hand in boiling water  to return a rock and wait 3 days if you didn’t get burned they would think your innocent. Or maybe for another punish they would make you walk on Hot coal. While it was impossible to not get burned but if you didn’t get burned then you were innocent but you got burned they assumed you were guilty. You would be killed instantly


The Tudors were very serious with their punishments because for example treason they would cut your stomach open the rip off your limbs and sent them to different countries to show that you should never commit treason to your king. Many have been killed because of treason but it was a fair reason because king Henry the 8th was known for terrible things for example sometimes he would kill his wives because they disobeyed him bet after a long time one off his girl friends outlived him but They believed his wife was a witch for outliving king Henry the 8th so they use the ducking stool too execute her.

Victorian punishments and how it was like

After the Tudor times people called them selves Victorians because off Queen Victoria. but there punishments were sadly used on a lot off people because once again people were poor and homeless so people had to steal for their survival and people were not having it so they would bring them to court so the judge can decide and people would rarely lie and if they were found guilty they would  be executed but if you admitted them you would be punished but not killed you would earthier be sent to Australia to rotting boat that was never cleaned or you would be sentenced to death.


In the war many people would commit theft because during the war many buildings and houses got crushed down so that caused many people to be homeless. So people that were homeless took advantage to have the chance to commit theft and when they were caught they would have to pay a fine or shot sentence to prison for example a day or two weeks so I have to say something they’re punishments weren’t that harsh because of the 1 day to 2 weeks in jail isn’t that harsh must people that stole stuff were mostly woman.





Crime and punishment throughout the ages


Have you ever wondered how crimes and punishments have changed throughout the ages? If so, in this text there will be facts and statements to give information about crimes and punishments all the way from the Roman times to modern day Britain. In fact, crimes and punishments have always been there and we have had to make consequences to deter criminals. However our consequences have gotten less harsh as we now believe that criminals can learn to do the right thing.

Roman crime and punishments

The Romans (The most powerful Empire) conquered many countries in there time with over 45 million people from other countries following them. With so many people it became hard to keep them all under control so they had praetors and vigils to keep Rome under control. Vigils were people who would catch you if you ran away from your owner if you were a slave. Whereas praetors were in place to protect important people such as the king. If caught braking the law, you would be taken straight to court to be trialed. If found guilty, there would most likely be a severe punishment or cruel punishment like whipping, beating, exile or death.

Anglo – Saxon crime and punishment

During the Anglo-Saxon times- around 410 CE -they didn’t have the police force. So to catch a criminal they had to call to there neighbours or the village leader to help them take them to court. Village leaders were in charge of overseeing the village and making sure people follow the laws. This was a hard job as there was lots of crimes, the most common being theft or drunk on the streets. By this point, theft was only known as a petty crime. One of the most famous punishments in the Anglo-Saxon times was trial by ordeal: sticking your hand in a pot of boiling water. After three days, if your hand healed they believed god healed you and you were innocent.

Tudor crime and punishment

Like the Anglo- Saxons, the Tudors also had lots of theft, however they had more blasphemy:being rude to god, as not everyone believed in the same god. Treason was also a big thing as lots of people wanted to over through the king for his beliefs. As you can tell, the tudors all had different religions  but had to follow the kings beliefs. To control all this crime, the tudors, like the Romans, had harsh punishments for criminals, such as execution or beatings.

Victorian crime and punishment

Unlike the other eras, the Victorians used prison as the main punishment for committing a crime. Also, with the Victorians came the introduction of police officers which they called peelers or bobbies named after the person who thought of them: Robert Peel. They still had the same common crimes: theft and murder. Although, there punishments were more fair and gave prisoners a second chance as they only used fines, prison or flogging. Victorians also had a new crime pop up called pick-pocketing, stealing from someone’s pocket. This crime was usually committed by 9 year old boys that were poor. They would scour the streets to find someone with money in there pockets. Then they would bring the goods to there master who would give them a small percentage of the amount.

World War 2 crime and punishment

During World War II, there was lots of bombings and it became easier for people to loot bombed buildings for goods. So the police had to work tirelessly doing extra duties: guarding bombed buildings, helping people evacuate and capturing run away soldiers. Police men helped people to evacuate during gas bombs by holding red and green hand lamps. These were used to guide cars and people. To hide from these bombs Britain turned off the power at night, which made it easier for people to rob as there was no light. So as you can see, theft has always been the most common throughout all these eras. Although, the punishments have changed as during World War II if you stole you would be sentenced to 8 years hard labour.



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Crime and punishments through time periods

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the view of crime and punishment has changed over time. The punishments that were accepted are now considered harsh and cruel. In this biography, I am going to talk about the Romans, Anglo Saxon, Vikings, Tudors, Victorians and Modern eras. The punishment range starts from crucifixion to prison. Worlds society has found ways to punish the behaviour. Crime and the resulting punishment have adapted and been involved throughout the years.


The Roman empire ruled a civilized world, Romans had ruled a great empire. In the Roman era, major crimes were treated differently to now the modern days. Crimes such as theft, murder and hearsay were viewed as death. Rome, the city, was crowded with lots of people. Because Rome had so many people, it became a city with many slums and dark dangerous places. With many slums and dangerous places, murder and theft became the most common crime.

Special individuals, such as villages, were dealt by wrongdoers. Wrongdoers were for the thefts and slaves who had escaped from their owners. They were also dealt with fires (Romans had no bridges). Important people such as the emperor were protected by guards.

 Punishments were dealt with the people who got caught red-handed, depending on their society. Over the periods, roman punishments became more violent. The most commons were either fines or flogging. Some people were exacted to wear wooden plages around their necks. Some were forced to were wooden shoes that were very uncomfortable(so they couldn’t escape).

More serious crime was dealt more harsh and painful punishments: thrown off a cliff or into a river, buried alive. The most was being crucified: were held if you were disobeying the empire.

Even though many of their punishments were cruel, nowadays we still use some of their moral values and aspects(used in courtrooms) today.


In anglo Saxon period, also of the population lived in small villages, which meant many people knew their neighbours. Most people grew food themself. In each village, there was a leader. The Anglo Saxons had worked hard for money, many Anglo Saxons were poor. villagers manly farmed the lands they lived in.

In the anglo Saxon time, they had to look after each other, everyone was responsible for following the laws. If a witness saw the crime happening, they will call hue and cry, which meant help to other villagers. Because of that, it meant people can chase it down. The leader would use the rules, made by the king, to give the punishment that the criminal has done. Even churches, in the anglo Saxon time, had their own courtroom and other sets of laws.

For major crimes, such as treason, the punishment would be the death penalty. similar to roman times, they would regularly treat the crimes harsh, they would also cut limbs off. Also similar to roman times they would also make you pay a fine 4x the value that you had stolen. If the jury of men couldn’t decide if the person was innocent or guilty they will do a trial of ordeal. This meant they had to do a trial and if god saved them they were innocent if God didn’t save them they were guilty. They had to go through hard punishments such as: holding a hot bar while walking 9ft high in the air or plugging their hand in boiling water to retrieve a stone.


In the Tudor times, there were many changes. The Tudors discovered new land and maps. They were religious just like the Anglo Saxons and Romans. There were lots of religious fights between Protestants and Catholics. Life didn’t change as much for the Tudors. Most of the population lived in small villages and they lived by farm like the Anglo Saxons.

very similar to the anglos Saxon time, they had to look after each other, they saw someone doing a crime they would call out parish constables or take them to their house. Small villages had to look out for each other which also meant they knew their neighbours well like the anglos Saxons. They believed if a criminal punishment was harsh and painful then it would stop others from doing it.

 whipping was the most common crime punishment. Mostly vagrants(homeless beggers) would be branded with a hot iron. Criminals were also locked in stocks, stocks are when your ankles are locked and you’re in public humiliation, people throwing food, talking bad and making fun. If you were a woman and you were gossiping they would get the scold’s bridle.                                                                                                                                                                                                               VICTORIANS

 The victorian population increased by many people.

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For thousands of years ,humans have used punishments to stop criminals from doing crimes.The punishments are thought to be cruel and harsh these days ,however back in the Romans time period they thought it was fair.Throughout time the punishments got better then immediate death ,to paying fines.So all these year’s punishments were used to deal with criminals.I will be talking about five time periods that used punishments for crimes: Romans,Anglo-Saxons/Vikings,Tudors,Victorians and World War 2.

Roman punishments

In the middle of 500BC to 400 AD the Romans ruled most of the civilised world( are people who are educated from the past ,their mistakes or history.Naturally the army of Rome grew their strength because of all the cities and country’s the took over.The most common crime is theft ,in the early Roman time they would of dealt it with death or flogging(getting whipped or canned).Back then lot’s of people came to Rome because you can get a good amount of money because there are so many people that you could sell a lot of items.The reason of crime is because their are so many people that are poor(about 45million)that there are hungry and thirsty and cold that they steal from other people who have these things.

Anglo-Saxons punishments

In 410CE (common era) it was the Anglo-Saxon period.The most common crime was petty theft that ,it was when a person steals a piece of bread. It is like a little pointless crime.However, there are some big crimes that you would be punished badly like treason, that wold be dealt with hanging.For some crimes people would go to a trial, called trial of Ordeal.There are three things that might happen walking on hot coals, holding or people putting burning hot metal or putting your hand on boiling water.Then they will wait three days and if your wound dose not heal you are guilty.It works by belief not by facts.

Tudor Punishments

Around 1485 to 1603CE there were people called Tudors.The Tudors had people in some villages and towns called ‘Parish Constables’  they keep peace and they used to catch criminals, so they were like a police. The laws were very strict and most crimes were punished severely. They thought that if people saw the harsh punishments then no one would try to do crimes. One of the most common punishment was whipping, however for wealthy people they would pay a fine with shilling(Tudor money) or they might also get whipped. Another common punishment was branding (burned), when a person puts hot iron on you that will leave a mark on you. They might brand you with a m if you committed murder.

Victorians punishments

In the middle of  1837  and 1901, it was the Victorian time period. If a child committed a crime then the child would have the same punishment as a adult. One punishment was that they would send a criminal on a dirty unhealthy boat to Australia, some people even died on the way. In 1829 there was the first ever police, however people did not like this idea.But then after the police started to show people that they are going to bring justice.

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Attitudes for crime and punishments have changed over time. Methods of punishments that used to be used are now accepted as harsh and cruel. Why did the punishments changed during time? What factors led to the strict rules and varied crimes of the past? In this text, I will be discussing the Roman, Anglo-Saxon, Tudor, Victorian and Modern era’s behaviour towards crimes and punishments that were considered appropriate for those times. From crucifixion to dismemberment; transportation to prison. Societies have always found a way to punish criminal behaviour.


During 500 BC to 400 AD, the Romans ruled most of the the world we know today. Rome, the city itself, had a great population of 45 million people, so it was easy for people to commit the most common crime in Roman times, thefts. The Romans were very harsh and cruel, but as time went on they started to use fines. People also committed murder.

A group of people, called the Vigiles, usually dealt with the crime as there was no policemen in the Roman times. They were 7000 of them and they also put out fires as there were no fire brigade either!

Punishments were dealt out to those caught red-handed for crimes depending on there status in Roman society. Over time, their punishments grew more and more violent, but the most common punishments were fines and whipping. Some criminals would have to wear wooden plaques around their neck and uncomfortable wooden shoes so it is hard to escape.


The Anglo-Saxons were not as harsh as the Romans. Major crimes such as treason against a king or betraying a lord would carry very harsh consequences such as a death penalty, whereas smaller crimes, such as a theft or murder, it would lead to fines. Regular criminals were punished harshly and could get limbs cut off.

When a jury couldn’t decide if someone was guilty or innocent, they would let God decide. This took form of an “ordeal”; where the prisoner would have to endure painful or scarring ordeals; such as holding a hot bar, walking nine feet on hot coals or placing their hand in boiling water to retrieve a stone.


 The Tudors spanned from 1485 to 1603 CE. Whipping was a common punishment for a variety of crimes. Vagrants, thieves who stole goods less than a shillings worth and people who refused to attend church could all be whipped. Branding with read hot iron was also a common punishment for Tudor times. Other punishments included : the stocks, the scold’s bridle, the ducking stool.

Stocks were placed in the centre of a village as they were used to humiliate criminals. The scold’s bridle was used when people were gossiping or talking to loudly. The ducking stool was used if you were accused of being a witch(witchcraft). This is always by water such as a pond, river or lake. If you float above the water, you are a witch and you’re burned, but if you sink, are not a witch but you would drown, so when they figure out, it’s already to late!


How to deal with sats difficulties

How to survive in Sats papers


Every year in May year 6 students do Sats  to test their knowledge and to see what they have learned in the past months. Some times year 6s struggle with Sats because either they are scared or confused or stressed ** so I’m going to help you on how to survive Sats papers and other Sats.


Manage your distractions. Managing your distraction_ will keep you focused while working. Home time: Giving up your time at home should give you some time to work on revision practice. Practicing your dividing and times table will help you in your Sats. If you do all of this it will pay off at the end and will help.

How to deal with the stress

Stress. Stress is the most common ___________The thing that year 6 students deal with in the Sats work. How to deal with this issue is taking a deep breath or  taking a minute off to relax your mind. Having a lazy body is because you didn’t have a good sleep, so what I would recommend is having exercise or a sleeping schedule like setting up a time when and what to do. I would also recommend shaking your body for a little bit of time then it makes your body less tired.


Get a good sleep because if you don’t you will have a lazy body and you will be sleepy and tired so I would recommend sleeping by 8 pm and you will have a full 11 hour sleep. Breakfast. Missing out on breakfast or refusing to have breakfast is a bad idea because breakfast is what keeps your energy up ___ so eat breakfast __ but a healthy one like bananas or apples to keep all your energy full and up and it will last to night time.

These are my survival tips thank you for listening and giving your time up for me to help.


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The perspective towards crime and punishments has changed over time. Methods of punishments that were legal in the past are now illegal and unacceptable due to the crowd getting too exited and the people on death row getting humiliated in public. I will be writing about the Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Tudors, Victorians and world war 2.


In this time of premature law criminals were killed for theft and murder a small time after that you would still get killed for murder but you would have gotten a fine for theft. Theft and murder were the most common crime due to poverty and possibly REVENGE. For some reason people were caught by the locals that is why I said premature law.


In the Tudor times most of the crimes were dealt with by execution such as  beheading. The most common crime was theft because of poverty ( which means you are poor ) and the penalty for this was flogging AKA being whipped.


The most serious crimes would have been death by hanging usually in public until this method got less pleasing over time. The most common crime was theft and the punishment was usually transportation. Some people would teach an army of children to pickpocket so they can survive.

World War 2

World War 2, a time of hatred, death, more death and war were traumatic years that made the whole world to dislike each country some even made nukes for example the tsar bomba, the colossal and most chunky nuclear bomb ever made. If you were caught selling on the black market it could have led to a fine although you could have been sent to prison. The number of murderers increased dramatically  and those who were found guilty got sentenced to death ,which is quite sad and very very traumatic.


You have begun to describe crime and punishment in different eras. Which time do you think was most fair and why?

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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.


How  are mountains formed?

Mountains are made when Earth’s crust is pushed up in big folds  or forced up or down in blocks. Mountains form over the course of millions of years. They are not all the same. All the different types of mountains are fold, block, dome and volcanic mountains. Mountains are jagged because they are constantly eroded by the weather, which wears the rocky surface away.

 Block mountains

Block mountains only form when a slab of land breaks off and is forced up by 2 of Earth’s tectonic plates either pull apart or pull together. Faults are lines where the ground breaks apart. Earthquake’s (which are very common along the faults) can at anytime.

Dome mountains

Dome mountains occur when liquid rock inside the Earth forces the ground above it upward. The (very heavy) liquid doesn’t break through the surface so don’t worry. The force, or pressure, produces a dome like shaped mountain. The molter rock does not go through the crust like a volcano.