Scold's Bridle, or Brank

A scold's bridle is a British invention, possibly originating in Scotland, used between the and Century. It was a device used to control, humiliate and punish gossiping, troublesome women by effectively gagging them.

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The Branks

The Branks

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Resembling an iron muzzle, the Scold’s bridle was a device originating in the century that aimed to humiliate and cause great pain to the wearer.

Scold's Bridle

A scold's bridle was a punishment device used primarily on women, as a form of torture and public humiliation.

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