Thus, the Elizabethan Era was a painful, but disciplined time period.

When it comes to understanding the true significance of recurrent themes in some writings, it is often useful to examine the historical context in which writers produced their work. In the case of themes like crime and punishment in Shakespeare's plays, we need to take a detailed look at Elizabethan society.

Elizabethan Crime and Punishment - William Shakespeare

Queen Elizabeth was the one who was responsibly for what happened to the country during this era.
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I found that Elizabethan theater was heavily influenced by the Medieval theater in several ways including: the influence of the kinds of plays, the influence of the concepts in different genres, the performance aspect itself along with staging and religious and political controversies....

Crime and Punishment in Elizabethan England

The period connected with the time in power of Queen Elizabeth I (1558–1603) that is often careful to be a golden age in English history, have focused mostly on the lives of the era's wealthy upper class.

During the Elizabethan Era clothing, accessories, and cosmetics were all a part of daily life.
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• If a crime is committed, there is to be a punishment.
• Everyone is punished according to what social class they are in; the poor, and the upper class
• Punishments were to be severe to scare the citizens of England.

Laws related to crimes
Did you know?
Gossiping is mostly what women do, if they were caught they would be punished by having a caged-like contraption on their heads covering their mouths ( gossip's bridle).

Elizabethan Crime and Punishment - Google Sites

Acting and traveling without license was considered a crime
Punishments for Pleasure
Those who were punished publicly were for the pleasure of others.

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Lower Class Crimes
A lower classman would preform crimes of a different kind like:
Poaching: Illegal hunting, killing, or capturing wild animals
Cut purses
Debtors: Being in debt to another person
Forgers: Person producing fake copies of an object
Dice Coggers: Cheating in games

Punishments to Pay

When there are crimes there are punishments and depending on the levels of crimes, the punishment would be harsh either way.

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The strategically placed spikes piercing several vital organs, while two are placed to go through the eyes
Branding Irons
In Elizabethan times begging was considered a very serious crime and would result in many variations of punishments.
Actors Travel
Actors needed to travel to their performances in order to be successful as an actor.

Elizabethan England - Crime & Punishment

The Punishments for
Capital Offences
-For Commoners; (ordinary people)
They are hung.
-For Nobles; (the rich or like royal)
They are beheaded
-Mandatory death sentence
-If they think they dont deserve the death
sentence, they will just be sent to Prison

The relevance between our topic and the book is that throughout the book, there were alot of crimes commited.