Under The Lash: A Pictorial History of Flogging                                            Under The Lash

rev 3.0  4/19/01     Addition of 2 self-drawn scenes to first gallery
rev 2.3  11/10/00  Addition of 5 Internet-Source images to 2nd gallery
rev 2.2  6/15/00    Addition of 2 self-drawn scenes to first gallery and 1 image to second gallery
rev 2.1  2/21/00    Addition of 1 self-drawn scene to first gallery and 2 images to second gallery
rev 2.0  1/21/00    Addition of 3 self-drawn scenes to first gallery and 1 image to second gallery
rev 1.9  12/29/99  Addition of 3 self-drawn scenes to the first gallery
rev 1.8  12/28/99  Addition of 2 self-drawn scenes to the first gallery
rev 1.7  11/12/99  Addition of images to both self-drawn scenes and source illustrations galleries
rev 1.6  9/20/99   Additional images to 2nd gallery
rev 1.5  8/28/99   Additional illustrations to 2nd gallery
rev 1.4  7/26/99   Addition of 4 self-drawn scenes to first gallery
rev 1.3  7/18/99   Additional illustrations to 2nd gallery
rev 1.2  5/28/99   Addition of 2nd gallery containing book illustrations, engravings, and historical  photographs.
rev1.1    4/23/99   Improved layout and links of original gallery containing self-drawn scenes.


Disclaimer:  This site does not condone whipping and flogging and it does not advocate the use of, or the return to corporal punishments as a form of penal retribution.  This site DOES NOT depict the whipping of Women or Children nor does it encourage any type of violence or aggression towards women or children.  This site IS NOT intended to be pornographic in any way.  And lastly, this site is in no way intended to make profits, gain, or recognition for the site author.


      Flogging, Whipping, Scourging, Lashing, Caning;  These are all different names to what is perhaps the oldest form of corporal punishment.  Over the centuries, whipping  has taken various forms:  From the ritual of the British Naval Flogging on one hand to the vigilante Horse-whipping of the old American West on the other.  Other versions included the public flogging at the colonial whipping post or the carnival-like atmosphere of the medieval goal in the town square. 

     This site is simply a forum for the depiction of historically accurate scenes of Floggings and Whippings.  The first gallery of these scenes were self-drawn and were derived from such literary sources as:  "Sea Life In Nelson's Time" by John Masefield; "Red Hannah- Delaware's Whipping Post" by Robert Caldwell; "Flagellation- The Story of Corporal Punishment" by G.R. Scott; Mutiny and Romance in the South Seas by Sven Wahlroos;  Rack, Rope, and Red-Hot Pincers by Geoffrey Abbott;  and "Under The Lash- A History of Corporal Punishment in the British Armed Forces" by Scott Claver.
     The second gallery is a collection of illustrations, engravings, and photographs taken from the above listed sources as well as the following:  The London Dungeon Book Of Crime And Punishment by Richard Byrne;  Gone For A Soldier by Victor Neuburg; Hell And Paradise- The Norfolk, Bounty, Pitcairn Saga by Peter Clarke;  and various historical web sites on the internet.

     A Word Of Caution:  The scenes contained in these links attempt to realistically depict the violent, brutal event that a flogging or whipping actually was.  The victims shown in these drawings, illustrations, and photographs are all able-bodied, mature men.

                 The First Gallery:

                The Flogging of a Roman Prisoner

                The Flogging of a Roman Slave

                A Flogging in a Medieval Square

                A Flogging on a Medieval Scaffold

                A Whipping on the Back of a Donkey

                A Flogging (and Branding) at a Medieval Pillory

                A Whipping in a Medieval Dungeon

                A Flogging at a Colonial Whipping Post

                Another Flogging at a Colonial Whipping Post

                    A Naval Flogging at the Grating

                 A Naval Flogging Under the Ship's Rigging

                A Military Birching

                A Horse-Whipping in the Old American West

                A Ku-Klux Klan Whipping from the American South

               A Flogging at an Whipping Post (Victim Kneeling)

               A Flogging in an American Prison

               A British Military Flogging Under the Halberds

               A Close-up of a Man at the Whipping Post

               A Flogging with a Russian Knout

               A Whipping with a Birch Switch

               A Whipping with a Flogging Broom

               A Man Being Beaten with a Horse-Whip

               A Man at a Whipping Post

               A Man in the Stocks... Being Whipped

               A Man Receiving 200 Lashes

               A Man Tied to a Frame... Being Whipped

               Man at a Whipping Post... Cat-O-Nine Tails

               Roman Flogging and "Lictor"

               A Naval Flogging at the Capstan Bar

               A Flogging "Over a Barrel"

               A Man Receiving 100 Lashes

               A Man Being Led to the Whipping Post

               A Kneeling Man Recieving 20 Lashes

               A Man, Severely Whipped, Passed Out

               A Flogging at the Yuma, Az. Prison

              Another Whipping in a Medieval Dungeon

             A Whipping in an American Jail

             A Man Recieving a Riding Crop Whipping                                   added 4/19/01

             A Man, Hanging by His Wrists, Recieving a Whipping                 added 4/19/01
 
 
 




                The Second Gallery:

                A British Naval Flogging

                A Whipping of a Navy Thief from the early 1900's

                A Flogging on a US Navy Ship

                A Flogging on a US Navy Vessel

                A Flogging on a US Navy Ship and Anti-Flogging Crusade by Admiral Levy

                A British Military Flogging

                A Flogging Through the "Gauntlet"

                A British Army Flogging at the Halberds

                A Judicial Flogging at the Old Bailey

                Another Flogging at the Old Bailey

                A Whipping by the Notorious London Hangman Calcraf

                A Whipping at "The Cart's Tail"

                A Photograph of a Delware Whipping from the 1900's

                An Illustration of the combined Delaware Whipping  (Post and Stocks)

                A Photograph of a Delaware Jail Whipping from 1897

                An Illustration of a Delaware Whipping

                Another Illustration of the combined Delaware Whipping Post

                 An Illustration of two men at the Whipping Post

                 Illustrations of Flogging at the Norfolk Island Penal Colony

                 The Whipping of a Medieval Alchemist

                 Illustration of a Flogging onboard a Convict Ship

                 A Watercolour of a British Army Flogging 1812

                 Two Prisoners Awaiting The Lash

                 The Flogging of an Austrialian Convict

                 A Photograph of a Delaware Whipping, 1925

                 A Photograph of a Delaware Whipping, 1930

                 Images of the Whipping of American Slaves

                 Images of Roman Flagellum and Victim

                 A Ku Klux Klan Whipping of a Lawyer

                 The Whipping of Two Horse Thieves

                  A Flogging at the Newgate Prison, England

                 A Flogging in a Nazi Dungeon

                An Illustration of the Whipping Post and Jail in Dover Delaware

                An Illustration of a Wild West Whipping

                A British Army Flogging at on a Ladder

                A Public Flogging circa 1700

               A Whipping in a Nazi Jail

              The Flogging of Titus Oates



           More drawings and illustrations to come...  Please Visit Again...

                             

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