Crime and Punishment c1450-c1750

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Late Middle Ages

1425 - 1500

The complete dates of The Late Middle Ages is 1066 - 1500

Most People lived in small villages

1450

Early Modern Age

1500 - 1750

Changes in religious belief and religion of the monarch = increased heresy

1500

Trade restrictions = increase in smuggling

1500

Increased unemployment and begging became a crime

1500

Start to build Houses of Correction (the first Prisons)

1576

The Gunpower Plot

1605

Exporting Wool became illegal

1614

Transportation

1660 - 1775

True end date is 1868

The Bloody Code - At its hight

1688 - 1775

Actual end date 1820

Better roads increased trade and travel = Highway robbery

1700

Tax on tea and brandy further increased smuggling

1700

Transportation Act

1718

Start of Industrial Revolution

1750