Pickpockets were popular in the 1700-1800s
because not a lot of people had money to
buy things so they had to steal money ...
My masters, and friends, and good people, draw near,
And look to your purses for that I do say;
And though little mony in ...
Though highway robbery has always been a threat to the
travelers in the period from the mid-seventeenth to the
eighteenth ...
In the 17th
century pirates lived by their own
rules outside the law. In the times of the Royal
Navy's press gangs, people...
Before the great pirates in the early 18th century,
there was an even more bloodthirsty attacks in
the Caribbean known as ...
They would smuggle illegal things. In the 1700 to
the 1800 the smugglers used to build up tents or
they would use a house ...
Poachers are brutal killers in a way because they like seeing animals dying.
Poachers are people who have no home because ...
Murderers are people who kill someone with a
weapon like knife guns daggers and all those other
weapons. you can be murder...
Rebels are normally done when a law comes out and the public that live in
the area don’t like it so they get all the publi...
Hangmen are people who hang the people who are being punished for
what they have don e that is wrong in there life. The ha...
Executioners were not
popular they were just like
the hangmen. They were a
bit different instead of puling
the lever they ...
In my own opinion I think that it is worse back in the 1700-1800 rather
than after that like the 1900-2006. The reason is ...
Crimewatch UK - What crime was like in Early Modern Times by Qasim Khan
Crimewatch UK - What crime was like in Early Modern Times by Qasim Khan
Crimewatch UK - What crime was like in Early Modern Times by Qasim Khan
Crimewatch UK - What crime was like in Early Modern Times by Qasim Khan
Crimewatch UK - What crime was like in Early Modern Times by Qasim Khan
Crimewatch UK - What crime was like in Early Modern Times by Qasim Khan
Crimewatch UK - What crime was like in Early Modern Times by Qasim Khan
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  1. 1. Pickpockets were popular in the 1700-1800s because not a lot of people had money to buy things so they had to steal money from people to stay alive. Pickpocket would steal anything they could as you see in the picture above. To have an open ear, a quick eyed and a nimble hand is necessary for a cut-purse. The pouch or purse was often worn hung from a belt. JOHN EYRE was convicted at the Old Bailey for stealing paper out of the Guildhall. On the 1st of September, 1771, this unfortunate gentleman, who was possessed of stolen property, surrendered himself to take his trial for that offence, to which he pleaded guilty, and was immediately put into the bail-dock with other prisoners.
  2. 2. My masters, and friends, and good people, draw near, And look to your purses for that I do say; And though little mony in them you do bear, It costs more to get than to lose in a day; You often have been told, both the young and the old, And bidden beware of the Cut-purse so bold; Then, if you take heed not, free me from the curse, Who both give you warning for and the cut-purse. Hanging purses led to the rise of a new profession, the cut- purse, who could snip the strings or even the bottom of the pouch and be gone before the victim noticed his loss If u were stealing from someone or somewhere and then you got caught then the punishment was that you would be hanged to till you die or you would have your head chopped of. The people who beheaded the thieves they were not that popular either because if you chopped of someone's head then the publicity would think that is a bit to extreme, even though this was the public’s entertainment. People committed this crime for the same obvious reason they pick-pocketed. You would get hang if found cutpursing this would lead to big crowds as people found it amusing. People thought being hung was a shameful way to die as people would be crowded around you and cheering and shouting.
  3. 3. Though highway robbery has always been a threat to the travelers in the period from the mid-seventeenth to the eighteenth century because of the highwaymen that would rob you on the highway. Highwaymen would steal money of the people who came riding on there horse even of the women but if they did not have any money on them then they would take something that would be expensive or they would take your horse or whatever you were riding. The type of people who would try to rob you on a highway would the poor or the people who would do anything to get money and to make sure that you would give them the thing they want they would always carry a knife in there pocket or in there shoe so if the police would try to search them then they wouldn’t find anything.
  4. 4. In the 17th century pirates lived by their own rules outside the law. In the times of the Royal Navy's press gangs, people "going pirate" were considered people who had nothing more to loose, it meant jumping ship naval or merchant. Pirates weren't lawless - pirate crews had pirates’ rules and ship’s agreements just as buccaneers did. The rule was one for all and all for one. If pirates were captured they often faced two charges: piracy and murder. Trials lasted no longer than two days. Even though they were tried in English court their fate was usually a definite conclusion. The pirate flags were used to intimidate the enemy or victim, and the flag was designed to conjure up fear and dread. Pirates would try to not damage the other pirate ships a lot so they could take them as there own and take the other pirates as servants or they would make them walk the plank.
  5. 5. Before the great pirates in the early 18th century, there was an even more bloodthirsty attacks in the Caribbean known as the 'Buccaneering. For over 50 years, English, French and Dutch buccaneers launched a series of devastating and dangerous attacks on Spanish towns, ports and shipping. Well-known buccaneers such as Captain Henry Morgan. They carried out their raids under the protection of the English crown, and in 1692, the French even used buccaneers to help its army capture the great Spanish city of Cartagena! Not only the law had punishments for buccaneers, there were punishments among themselves. An example, if a cabin boy was accused of stealing he would be whipped and legs being extended at full length.
  6. 6. They would smuggle illegal things. In the 1700 to the 1800 the smugglers used to build up tents or they would use a house and use it to sell it or they would use it to trade it for more guns and useful thing to them. If you would do a trade with these people and you would receive a box that had 3 skulls like the picture then that would mean " NO QUARTER GIVEN “ stamps of approval. These are merchants & smugglers with whom we have trafficked, and whose merchandise we can heartily recommend. If a merchant doesn't have the three skulls rating, it doesn't necessarily mean they aren't to be trusted, or sell inferior goods. It just means we don't have first hand knowledge of them.
  7. 7. Poachers are brutal killers in a way because they like seeing animals dying. Poachers are people who have no home because of what they do there families might leave them or they might leave there families. Poacher are hunters that illegally hunt animals in the wild and that are in the reserve parks. They don’t obey the law by killing animals. Poachers kill animals for the fun of it but for the animals family its not fun seeing your family die while the humans laugh it all out. In some cases the poachers do get them selves like when they are shooting then another animal might be creeping up behind them and then you get killed but in some cases poachers get killed like when they try to shoot a animal and they miss the animal comes after them and sometime you might get away but sometimes they are just to fast.
  8. 8. Murderers are people who kill someone with a weapon like knife guns daggers and all those other weapons. you can be murdered by someone creeping up behind and braking your neck. The type of people who murder other people are either mad or they are drunk or the person who they are going to murder has something on them like seeing them sell drugs or murdering someone else. Murders normally happen at night like when someone is in bed asleep or if someone is walking down a road where there are no cars. You cant see killers at night because they are normally wearing black or something dark. Murders can also happen in daylight like if someone is walking in the alleyway or if they knock on your doorbell and say they are the gas man and when you shut the door your dead. when it is like the doorbell case people are normally hired. Murderers don’t chose there victims they already chosen.
  9. 9. Rebels are normally done when a law comes out and the public that live in the area don’t like it so they get all the public together. Then they fight against them they throw rocks at the police and throw bombs at them but most people cover there faces so they don’t get caught doing that all. Rebels are gangs of outlaws who stand against the government and they start rebellions all around the area they live. Back in the 1700-1800 if a man in a village or a town stood up to the government then the whole town or village would be inspired and they to would stand up to them. Rebels are started by people who disagree with the government. They start up wars with the government and then they back out of it when the police going round arresting everybody. The crime was common at this time because it was when they did not ask the public to vote for what they wanted and back in those days the government did what they thought what was Wright for the publicity.
  10. 10. Hangmen are people who hang the people who are being punished for what they have don e that is wrong in there life. The hangmen where something over there heads so the people don’t recognise them when they pull the lever so the platform under the person who is being hanged opens. Hangmen where masks like the executioners so they don’t get recognised because people like them are not very popular. Those people are killers in a way. Hangmen in the 1700-1800 and even know would put masks on the person who is going to be hanged before they would get hanged. In those days people would get hanged in front of everyone in the town or village. It was common in those days to be hanged because in those days there used to be more stealing going on.
  11. 11. Executioners were not popular they were just like the hangmen. They were a bit different instead of puling the lever they would cut your head off in front of the whole town or village. If there was a royals head getting chopped off then there would be a very big crowd. The people that were at the front of the crowd would consider themselves lucky because people say that if you get a bit of the blood of the royals head then you would get luck in your life. Executioners were masks so the public don’t see them while cutting some persons head off just like the hangmen so god doesn't recognise them. To chop off a persons head is not a good thing to do that’s why they cover there faces as well.
  12. 12. In my own opinion I think that it is worse back in the 1700-1800 rather than after that like the 1900-2006. The reason is because back then there where not that many rules that people followed and because the people back then used to do there own thing instead of doing what's right. So that’s why I think that it is worse then than now.

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