Hypothesising the purpose of Tudor punishment devices!

Year 6 are continuing to enjoy their journey exploring crime and punishment through the ages and this week it was the turn of the Tudors!

We studied lots of punishment devices and came up with some very interesting predictions about what they would have been used for.

Kristian and Courtney studying the sources of evidence carefully to inform their predictions

The boys were pleased that many of their predictions turned out to be correct

However, none of the year 6s predicted that this item, ‘The Brank’, would be attached to women’s heads as a punishment for gossiping! The sharp metal insert would cause pain inside their mouths if they attempted to speak. Safe to say, our year 6 girls were happy not to have been born in the tudor time period!