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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 2 months ago

Is it true in Saxon England forgers had their hand cut off, were castrated, or blinded, are there any known examples of this?

I already know life was brutal in historical times

1 Answer

  • 2 months ago

    '' Regular offenders were punished very harshly. If they were found guilty of stealing more than once they might have their hands cut off. ''

    This might be applied to forgers as well - they were stealing from the King.

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