Scold's Bridle - justice for women 400 years ago?

Some questions to ask in the classroom


1. What do you think the consequences of this punishment would have meant to a woman at this time?

Think about Mothers talking to their children, or women giving instructions about e.g. about what as needed to feed the family. What other important things might women talk about that would affect daily life?

2. What do you think might be considered the equivalent to 'riotous or troublesome behaviour' today?

4. What do think the effect of this punishment might have had on the person e.g do you think it would have acted as a deterent or made matters worse?

5. If you think this punishment wouldn't have prevented this kind of 'troublesome behaviour', what more positive kinder ideas can you think of that would act as a deterent.

6. What countries would have been referred to as the 'colonies' at that time?

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