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Iron manacles with chains

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This set of iron manacles with chains dates from the 16th or 17th century.

Manacles with chains

Instruments of imprisonment and torture were used in Scotland in the 16th and 17th century on Covenanters and women accused of being witches. Witch hunts often took place at times of crisis, such as political confrontation, warfare, famine or disease.

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