'The Market Square, Wittenberg', 1890. Creator: Unknown
'The Market Square, Wittenberg', 1890. Wittenberg in Saxony-Anhalt on the River Elbe, famous for connection with Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation. Luther preached in the Stadtkirche Wittenberg, now a World Heritage Site. From "Cassell's Illustrated Universal History, Vol. IV - Modern History", by Edmund Ollier. [Cassell and Company, Limited, London, Paris and Melbourne, 1890]
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Old cross and stocks in village market square, Ripley, Yorkshire, 20th century. Artist: CM Dixon
Old cross and stocks in village market sqyare, Ripley, Yorkshire, 20th century. Stocks were devices used in medieval times as a form of physical punishment and public humiliation. They immobilized victims in exposed public places such as a market to the scorn of passerbys.
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