Statue on the wall of the town hall in Kampen in the Netherlands shows how was dealt with criminals. And more importantly what their position was.
Actually the statues are like a vintage cartoon telling the people what their destiny will be if they not obey the lords or law.
Throughout the Middle Ages, the Netherlands consisted of many separate feudal entities. The most influential monarch of the mediaeval period was Charlemagne, who in the eighth century ruled an area that extended over much of present-day Europe.
These feudal territories were eventually united, under Emperor Charles V (1500-1558), with the rest of the ‘Low Countries’ (present-day Belgium and Luxembourg) as part of the Holy Roman Empire.