About this story
Writer Joanna Clarke imagines a child spectator keen to participate in the degradation of two women condemned to spend time in the Charing Cross pillory (the stocks) in 1719.
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The Royal Institute of British Architects has a picture of the pillory at Charing Cross. Old Bailey online has an article about policing London over time. Pillory History has the stories of people put in pillories over the centuries in the UK.