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Press you for an answer

Posted by Jo Seaman on March 31, 2010 at 17:25

Another question, I couldn't find the meaning of "I will have to press you for an answer" I have been told, again, on the ghost walk, that criminals were pressed to death. This was done by using a door or large wooden structure, and that this went on for several days. During that time the person would be taken into court and asked if they were guilty, and then be returned to the press again, and I believe this was repeated until the person was pressed to death. Is this true?