This course will look at some aspects of recorded crimes and punishments, from the ancient world to the 20C.
We will consider the 'crimes' based on religious convictions, witchcraft and divination and innovatory techniques of torture and corporal and capital punishment.
Students will be introduced to the punishment of women and children and misdemeanours which would nowadays be seen as 'minor', but which once attracted the death penalty, life imprisonment and transportation.
Appropriate illustrations and handouts will be provided which will include graphic detail and primary source material.
The Triangle - Community Methodist Church is at the junction of Chorley Old Road and New Church Road Bolton. The entrance is on Chorley Old Road. It can be reached easily by car. Either from the roundabout at the junction of Chorley Old Road and Moss Bank Way or by driving up Chorley Old Road from Bolton. It is well served by buses 519, 125 and 126 dropping you outside the front door on Chorley Old Road. The 501 drops you on New Church Road.
04 Oct 2022 - 13 Dec 2022
|13:00 - 15:00||£95.00||10|
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