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Stocks and Pillories

This site is devoted to stocks and pillories. Whether your interest is historical or otherwise, I hope you will find much to inform or entertain.

I have always been interested in historical punishments, especially stocks and pillories. But it seems that some people find this intolerable, to the extent that Tripod removed this site (which contains nothing but historical information) from their server in November 1997. Stocks and pillories may no longer be used to suppress free speech, but intolerance still flourishes.

History pill3

What are stocks and pillories?

Law and order



At the mercy of the mob



Chinese stocks

Barrel pillory inquisition

Shrew's fiddle

Other types of stocks and pillories

Performance art


St. Peter's



Links to other sites

My Web-Rings

Do you have any comments or questions? Do you have any further information or pictures you would be willing to share? I would love to hear from you. Drop me a line at pillory@unforgettable.com

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With gratitude to my friend Eija-Riitta in Sweden for helping me start this website.
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