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Punishment for Milan’s Plague

This is a miscellaneous tract from the university of Chicago, and a fascinating one on many levels The great plague of Milan in 1630 was alleged to have been set in motion by the actions of a Milanese barber and the Commissioner of Public Health. The two were executed. The officials of Milan then erected … Continue reading

Underweight Bread

Selling bread that was below the legal minimum weight was taken very seriously in the city of London. The punishment for the frist offence was to be dragged through the city with the offending loaf around the person’s neck. Second Offence was to be put in the pillory for an hour. This may not sound … Continue reading