The History of Leith

June 9, 2008

Hanging Cages

Until the end of the eighteenth century, European urban and suburban panoramas abounded in iron and wooden cages attached to the outsides of town halls and ducal palaces, to halls of justice and cathedrals and to city walls, and swaying from tall iron gibbets set up outside the walls near a main crossroad; often there were several cages in a row. for more click here

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