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One for our 18th C social-history buffs

Post by The Real Louis on Fri Oct 31, 2014 1:47 pm

Anyone any ideas what it might mean to have an N branded on your inner left arm?
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Post by Jason on Fri Oct 31, 2014 8:11 pm

Not a branding I know...I guess it might not be a punishment one but some sort of 'secret society' identity branding?
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Post by Deacon on Thu Nov 06, 2014 4:00 am


No clue. Did some googling and branding was common in punishments, but couldn't find a reference to this.
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Post by The Real Louis on Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:52 am

I came up with the same, not a known type of brand, so probably (though not certainly) something Richard has invented - and which I'm failing to decode... sigh, such is "life".

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Post by Stuart Bailey on Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:36 am

jimbotten wrote:I came up with the same, not a known type of brand, so probably (though not certainly) something Richard has invented - and which I'm failing to decode... sigh, such is "life".

I think if it was a "punishment" branding it would normally be on the face or hand so everyone could see your "mark of shame".

Since the inside of the left arm is not a normally visible spot my guess is hard core secret society type?

Upset any free masons? pirates or members of the Janissary Corp lately?

That or someone has set up an Int Service influenced by the Bond Books.......We all know M & Q but who the hell was N?
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Post by The Real Louis on Wed Nov 12, 2014 6:12 pm

...with a posible Danish connection???
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Post by The Real Louis on Sat Nov 15, 2014 9:19 am

And now, if I am to believe an in-game informant, it seems it might be evidence of having spent some time in Newgate (prison)?
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Post by Jason on Sat Nov 15, 2014 2:47 pm

Interesting, not heard of branding being used like that before.

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