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What was the punishment for stealing in the Middle Ages?

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What was the punishment for stealing in the Middle Ages?

Middle Ages Crime:

Not only were crimes like murder and theft punished in the Middle Ages, but religious crimes existed as well. Heresy, the denouncement of God or religious doctrine, was met with swift punishment for fear of offending the divine.

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The punishment for stealing in the Middle Ages varied over place and time but was often the offender losing their hand. Biblical punishments were...

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