|Also known as:||Tumbrel|
Tumbril or Tumbrel is the vehicle where the condemned prisoners are carried to the place of execution. It is usually a two wheeled vehicle, which is used by farmers to dump a load. When a prisoner in the cart is on his way to be executed, the people shout insults at him and throw stones and rubbishes to him. If the prisoner is a noble, he has got the right to keep his clothes, if he is not, he only wears a long shirt in hemp or linen. By itself, mounting the cart is an infamous punishment, a social humiliation which signifies the banishment from the human society and the loss of human dignity.
When Gaius has been sentenced to death and is to be burned at the stake, he is carried there in the cart. Arthur sees him about to be knocked by Aredian and says: "Show him some respect!" Yet Gaius had already lost his rights to any kind of respect. He now has to suffer the mockery and insults of the people who remain silent. Even the king does not make his usual speech and leaves the balcony before the execution starts (The Witchfinder).
The cart has four wheels and can be compared with the cart Freya was in the episode The Lady of the Lake, in which it is called a "cage" by Merlin. Therefore it cannot be a tumbril as its owner is Halig, a bounty hunter.