Many people today feel criminals get it too easy but a few hundred years ago it was a totally different story. Any number of misdemeanours were a hanging offence and some crimes punished we would not even recognise or consider illegal now. Punishments were often swift, makeshift and brutal. Local historian Mike Covell takes a look at some of the crimes and punishments meted out in Hull from the Medieval to Victorian times. Coining This was the process of creating counterfeit money a few hundred years ago and those caught were often hanged. On March 27, 1575 Hull man Frederick Gottfried was discovered to have been coining. He was arrested, tried, and sent to York where he was hanged. Another Hull man also caught was Joseph Hall, who was hanged at York in 1768. Hanging a popular punishment Capital punishment has long since been outlawed in the UK and even when it was still an option only the most heinous crimes would result in such an extreme penalty. As well as coining, any number … [Read more...] about The gruesome punishments handed out to criminals in Hull
What feast day is today in catholic church
0 Have your say IF you have spend the day merrily wishing ‘Happy St George’s Day’ to your friends and co-workers we have got bad news for you. Today is not actually the feast day for our patron saint – for this year at least. Before you start typing ‘Fake News’ into the comments, yes April 23 is traditionally St George’s Day. However because of the lateness of Easter this year it is not the case in 2019. The Church of England and the Catholic Church have confirmed that St George’s Day has been moved back a week, for one year only. READ MORE: How you can get fish and chips for £1 today to celebrate St George’s DayIf a saints patrol date falls the same week as Easter then the churches will push them back by seven days. So in 2019, the Church of England will celebrate St George’s Day on Monday, April 29 and the Catholic Church will have his feast … [Read more...] about Here’s why St George’s Day isn’t actually today – for this year at least
In the sparsely populated calendar of British bank holidays (we get a grand total of eight every year in England and Wales while Scotland gets one more) Good Friday is the first national holiday after the New Year celebrations. An integral part of the Christian Easter celebrations, Good Friday commemorates the end of Christ's Passion, the final period of Jesus Christ's life, starting with his entrance to the city of Jerusalem and ending with his grisly execution. When is it this year? With Easter falling later than usual this year, Good Friday takes place on 19 April. In different traditions, the date is also known as Holy Friday, Great Friday, Black Friday or Easter Friday and marks the beginning of the Easter long weekend. So, what happened? Following the Last Supper during the Jewish festival of Passover, Jesus was betrayed by one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, for 30 pieces of silver. After being sentenced to death by the Roman governor of Judea, Pontius Pilate, he was … [Read more...] about Good Friday 2019: when is it and why is it celebrated?
ST Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, has been celebrated for hundreds of years and now Google has got in on the act too with its own Celtic Google Doodle. The patron saint was a fifth-century Christian missionary and bishop of Ireland and is celebrated to this day as being emblematic of the Emerald Isle. Why is March 17 celebrated? Saint Patrick's Day is observed on March 17, supposedly the date of his death. It is celebrated inside Ireland and widely across the world as a religious and cultural holiday. In the dioceses of Ireland, it is both a solemnity and a holy day of obligation; it is also a celebration of Ireland itself. According to Google: "Today’s annual St Patrick’s Day Doodle by Doodler Matthew Cruickshank features the Celtic Triskele— also known as the 'triple spiral'. "An ancient symbol with various and diverse interpretations, over time the triskele has become an iconic symbol of Irish culture. "One such interpretation (which is featured in … [Read more...] about Happy St Patrick’s Day 2019! Google Doodle features the Celtic Triskele to celebrate Irish history
Northern Ireland By Ciarán Dunbar BBC News NI 15 March 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-47543161 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel St Patrick's Day is celebrated across the world by Irish people, their descendents … [Read more...] about Patrick