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History of England

What punishment did a tramp get in Tudor times?

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August 27, 2014 1:01AM

During the reigns of the Tudors, tramps were known as vagrants and vagrancy was considered a crime. Many during the time believed the vagrants were witches. Punishments ranged from being put in the stockades with nothing but bread and water for three days, to the death penalty if it was a second offense.