Crime and Punishment in Georgian Scotland

Listen as Thomas Turlis, the Hangman, recounts the nature of his profession in Georgian times.

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Date(s): 03 February 2018 to 09 February 2018
Time(s): 11.15am, 12.15pm, 2pm & 3pm
Where: Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
Price: included in normal admission

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About Crime and Punishment in Georgian Scotland

Thomas Turlis, the Hangman, recounts the nature of his profession; in which he hangs, flogs, brands, and mutilates, in accordance with the law. He takes you to the Georgian times when there were in excess of 200 offences for which you could be hanged. It was the time of the 'Bloody Code', where the minimum age for capital punishment was as low as 7!

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