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Strange, but true:

One punishment for an adulterous wife in medieval France was to make her chase a chicken through town naked.

My guess was that it was a play on words. She was always chasing "cock"..so...they humiliated her by making her do it literally in public. I think that's a pretty lenient punishment though. AgentNgo
Lenient, I suppose if you compare it to stoning her or burning her at the stake. I wonder if the other participant in the fornication was forced to chase a cat through town, naked ...

or ... did they have beavers in Medieval France?

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