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The Scold"s Bridle (Bookcassette(r) Edition)

Minette Walters

The Scold"s Bridle (Bookcassette(r) Edition)

by Minette Walters

  • 109 Want to read
  • 5 Currently reading

Published by Bookcassette .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Audio Adult: Books On Tape,
  • Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General,
  • Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsSharon Williams (Narrator)
    The Physical Object
    FormatAudio Cassette
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9808006M
    ISBN 101561006068
    ISBN 109781561006069
    OCLC/WorldCa31522664

    IRON SCOLD'S BRIDLE ~ This Scold's bridle, or shame mask, represents the ultimate in social punishment. The revival piece recreates a common form of public shaming from the Middle Ages. 9 pins. The scold’s bridle (or brank’s bridle, or branks) is an artifact we now see on display in museums, but from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries in Europe (England, Wales, Germany, and Scotland) it was used to punish women who had a lashing, scathing tongue, to punish chatterboxes, gossips, busybodies, yentas, yakety yaks, nags.

    - Explore judithweaver's board "Scold's Bridle" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Scolds bridle, Medieval and Strange history pins. In the common law of crime in England and Wales, a common scold was a type of public nuisance—a troublesome and angry person who broke the public peace by habitually chastising, arguing and quarrelling with their neighbours. The majority of individuals punished for scolding were women, though men could also be labelled scolds. The offence, which was exported to North America with the.

      Posted in Book reviews, friends and family, TV reviews Agatha Christie Minette Walters Review of the Scold's Bridle The Scold's Bridle Published by Sarada Gray I started my first novel, aged 8, in a draughty vicarage, finishing it 14 years later. Mathilda Gillespie's body was found nearly two days after she had taken an overdose and slashed her wrists with a Stanley knife. But what shocked Dr Sarah Blakeney the most was the scold's bridle obscuring the dead woman's face, a metal contraption grotesquely adorned with a garland of nettles and Michaelma's daisies.


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The Scold"s Bridle (Bookcassette(r) Edition) by Minette Walters Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Scolds Bridle is one such book. Ultimately creepy, incest riddled murder mystery. I would give the advice to a reader to pay really good attention to the excerpts from the murdered womans diaries that are throughout the book.4/5. The Scold's Bridle: A Novel Mass Market Paperback – Octo by Minette Walters (Author)/5(72).

Also learned what a scold's bridle is, something that happens whenever I read one of her books. Read more. One person found this helpful. Helpful. Comment Report abuse. Joan Loree. out of 5 stars Great Read for the Mystery Lover.

Reviewed in the United States on Novem /5(72). Having said that, The Scold's Bridle was not the best example of Walters at work. The story was slow to develop, and the characters were not as well-drawn as they could have been.

The red herrings were too obviously that, and almost everyone in the story comes out as unlikeable/5(72). The Scold's bridle was winner of the CWA crime novel of the year, and after reading it, there is no doubt in my mind that it is worthy of its accolades.

An old, crotchety shrew is found dead in the bathtub. Her wrists horribly slit, pills in her bloodstream, and an antique scold' bridle clasped 5/5(5). "The Sculptress" by author, Minette Walters has been around for a long time (first published ) but time has not aged the story one bit.

Roz Leigh is a complex character, an author herself with some past success and is asked by her publisher to write a book about Olive Martin, presently incarcerated for 4/5.

The Scold’s Bridle is one of those things that proves no matter how hard being a woman can sometimes seem, compared to the Middle Ages, women today are doing just fine. The Scold’s Bridle was comprised of several strips of iron that surrounded an iron muzzle, that would be wrapped around a woman’s face like a mask.

A small piece of iron, known as the “bridle bit,” would be placed. Scold’s bridle was iron muzzle with iron framework enclosing the head, usually of a woman, used for torture and humiliation. The humiliation moment included a public display and punished people were led through town.

Scolds could be punished by attaching them for display to town cross. As an English legal summary from explains: “A scold in a legal sense is a troublesome and angry woman, who by her brawling and wrangling amongst her neighbours, doth break the public peace, and increase public discord.” One of the only first-hand accounts of the scold’s bridle in use gives an idea of who its victims were.

Having said that, The Scold's Bridle was not the best example of Walters at work. The story was slow to develop, and the characters were not as well-drawn as they could have been.

The red herrings were too obviously that, and almost everyone in the story comes out as unlikeable/5(72).

Mathilda Gillespie's body was found nearly two days after she had taken an overdose and slashed her wrists with a utility knife. But what shocked Dr. Sarah Blakeney the most was the rusted metal cage obscuring the dead woman's face&#;a medieval instrument of torture called a scold's bridle /5(6).

" The Scold's Bridle" is a thriller of manipulation and blackmail, which compelled me from beginning to end. Very well-written and highly intelligent. Each chapter starts with an excerpt from the protagonist's diaries, and in the beginning it was a really bit confusing until I learned that these excerpts are inserted into the story in reverse chronological order/5(51).

Scold's Bridle: Walters, Minette: : Books. Skip to main Try Prime Hello. Sign in Account & Lists Account & Lists Returns & Orders Try Prime Cart. Books. Go Search Hello /5(42).

Mathilda Gillespies body was found nearly two days after she had taken an overdose and slashed her wrists with a Stanley knife. But what shocked Dr Sarah Blakeney the most was the rusted metal cage obscuring the dead womans face – a scolds bridle grotesquely adorned with a garland of nettles and Michaelmas daisies.

" The Scold's Bridle" is a thriller of manipulation and blackmail, which compelled me from beginning to end. Very well-written and highly intelligent.

Each chapter starts with an excerpt from the protagonist's diaries, and in the beginning it was a really bit confusing until I learned that these excerpts are inserted into the story in reverse chronological order/5(51). Scold’s Bridle Whilst looking around for possible miniatures for a crime and punishment month, I happened across 'Colonel Bill's Wargames Depot'.

The Colonel produces a range of unusual pieces that add a little colour to the tabletop. out of 5 stars Scolds Bridle. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 4 September Verified Purchase.

I have become addicted to Minette Walters writings. A great storyteller, always original, gripping and entralling. This book was an excellent example of her work and a /5(42).

Scold's bridle was an instrument of punishment used primarily on women, as a form of torture and public humiliation if the offender moved her tongue, it inflicted pain and made speaking impossible. Wives who were seen as witches, shrews and scolds, were forced to wear the Scold's bridle.

With Bob Peck, Miranda Richardson, Douglas Hodge, Virginia McKenna. Detective Cooper investigates the bizarre circumstances surrounding the murder of Matilda who was found dead in her bath wearing the Scold's Bridle/10().

Mechanics. Scold's Bridle's unique modifier causes the player to take physical damage whenever mana is spent. This includes mana spent at every stage of a channelled damage is secondary amount of damage taken from this effect is affected by physical damage reduction, such as from armour or endurance charges, as well as modifiers to damage taken, such as from Fortify or Oro.

Episode 1 The Scold's Bridle (Mini-Series ) Stars: Bob Peck, Miranda Richardson, Douglas Hodge, Virginia McKenna Director: David Thacker.The earliest known use of a scold’s bridle was in Scotland in the 16th-century to punish and humiliate women who were scolds or nags.

It was usually an iron muzzle within an iron framework that would go around the head along with a bridle-bit that would go in the mouth and press down on the tongue- thus effectively silencing the offender.When sharp-tongued, Mathilda dies in her home with a scold's bridle over her head, it looks like an apparent suicide, but the detective assigned to the case doesn't think it really is a suicide.

Mathilda's GP, Dr. Sarah Blakeney is another that doesn't believe Mathilda would kill herself.