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Whip

The Headmaster
Posted on: 17 October 2005, 9:36am

When I was about 12 I had a long leather whip, they were quite the thing. We made our own entertainment back in those days.

The Lawyer
Posted on: 17 October 2005, 3:41pm

the dog chewed it

The Headmaster
Posted on: 18 November 2005, 11:45am

Here we are, a cat'o'...um...three tails. Time for a whip round! Time for a dose of ugly reality too:

Back in the good old days when discipline in the British Navy was maintained, in Admiral Nelson's words, by 'Rum, sodomy and the lash', flogging was the most common punishment. I quote from www.geocities.com/TimesSquare/Dungeon/1461 (and you thought this site was wierd):

"In his book, Sea Life In Nelson's Time, John Masefield writes: 'One blow was sufficient to take off the skin, and to draw blood wherever the knots fell. Six blows were enough to make the back positively raw. Twelve blows cut deeply into it, and left it a horrible red slough, sickening to look upon. Yet three dozen was a common punishment. Six dozen lashes were counted as nothing. Three hundred lashes were very frequently given.' In fact, Sven Wahlroos (Mutiny and Romance in the South Seas) reports: '...as late as 1807, King George III saw fit to intervene in Navy affairs by setting an upper limit of 1000 lashes!' "

Flogging was also commonly used in the army, against slaves and in penal colonies...

"Peter Clarke in 'Hell and Paradise' writes 'After stories of soft and benign treatment at the Norfolk Colony filtered back to Britain, the authorities appointed, in 1800, the tyrant Major Foveaux as Commandant... And then began the orgy of flogging. One unfortunate, named Joe Malmsbury, received 2000 lashes in a period of three years. His back was quite bare of flesh and his exposed collar-bones looked "very much like two ivory polished horns". It was with some difficulty that Foveaux could find another place to flog him and he is reported to have said, "Next time we'd better try the soles of his feet". The Chief Constable, Ted Kimberley, was reported to say, as he laid on the lash, "Another half-pound off the beggar's ribs!" ' "

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