Punishments and Sentencing

Explore the punishments meted out in the Luddite period using contemporary primary sources. A newspaper page giving the type of sentencing for prisoners on a range of crimes, and extracts from the Nottingham Date Book can be investigated and the activity sheets used to record pupils’ findings.

Sentencing, prisoners and activity sheets


Sentences from the Nottingham Date Book + Activity sheet

Sentences of all the felon prisoners + Activity sheet

Prisoners in the town gaol + Activity sheet

Supplementary resources