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Georgian Scotland - Crime and Punishment

Saturday 3 February 2018 to Friday 9 February 2018

Edinburgh Castle

Two actors are dressed in Georgian costumes; one actor is dressed as an executioner and the other as a Georgian maid.

Thomas Turlis, the Hangman, recounts the nature of his profession; in which he hangs, flogs, brands, and mutilates, in accordance with the law.  

He takes you to the Georgian times when there were in excess of 200 offences for which you could be hanged. It was the time of the 'Bloody Code', where the minimum age for capital punishment was as low as 7!

Included in admission price.

Select from 7 available dates until Fri 09 Feb 2018

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