Ducking Stool – The Game

Our longtime readers may remember that we took a look at the Medieval device known as the ducking stool awhile back. Essentially, the ducking stool was used as a punishment for females convicted of gossiping, backbiting, and verbally haranguing their husbands. If you want to refresh your memory, the original post is here:

Fear Ye the Ducking Stool, Ye Common Scolds:

Thanks to our friends over at the Rechtsgeschiedenis Blog, we’ve learned that there is a ducking stool game, created by Britain’s National Archives. You can play it here:

Oh, and the Rechtsgeschiedenis Blog is here:


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