Torture and EMbarrassment for small crimes
During the Elizabethan Era if someone performed a small crime they would receive some sort of public embarrassment or light torturing.
The Pillory was meant for public embarrassment after committing a small crime, a pillory is a set of wooden boards parallel with three holes, one for the head and two for the wrists. The two wooden boards would be clasped together to create an uncomfortable and inescapable device. Crowds would usually gather around the victim while they are in the Pillory and throw rotten vegetables, dead animals, and feces.
The Thumbscrews are a form of torture after someone has committed a small crime, the Thumbscrews used three upright metal bars and between them someones thumbs would be placed. A wooden bar would be placed on top of the metal bars forcing the thumbs to be stuck at the bottom, finally a metal screw would force the wood bar against the thumbs causing excruciating pain. The Thumbscrews were sometimes used for getting information from people and a pre-torture before an execution.
The Drunkard's Cloak is a form of public embarrassment after someone has committed a small crime specifically public intoxication. The Drunkard's cloak consisted of a large wooden barrel with four holes, one for the head, two for wrists, and one large hole at the bottom for entry and the bottom half of the body. The barrel did not cause pain but a barrel large enough enough to fit an adult must have been heavy and hard to balance while walking, especially if the victim is intoxicated.