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Image number
XJF352332
Title
'Scold's Bridle', c.1649 (engraving)
Creator
English School, (17th century)
Nationality
English
Description
ancient punishment in use at Newcastle in the North of England; used to punish women; iron crown over the head with a spike of iron forced into the mouth; illustration depicts an officer of the corporation of Newcastle, Robert Sharp, driving Ann Bidlestone through the city; known locally as 'The Branks';
Location
Private Collection
Medium
engraving
Date
17th (C17th)
Credit
'Scold's Bridle', c.1649 (engraving), English School, (17th century) / Private Collection / The Bridgeman Art Library
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