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The Tudors didn't have any police force so they used torture to keep Law and Order in towns. Also they used it to obtain confessions from the victims they were torturing. Sometimes people confessed to crimes they didn't commit just to stop the pain.

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At that time, Law wasn't in a refined state as it is now. Secondly, there was a monarch system where the supreme authority of the countries had each and every right to give whatever punishment he/she liked.

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They had no police. However, wrongdoing was frowned upon and the Tudor Punishments were cruel. If someone was executed for committing a crime, nobody else would commit the same crime.

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