A curious find was a grave containing burials of eighteen men fettered with iron collars and shackles.
But his operations were at first greatly fettered by want of capital, until Jedediah Strutt, having satisfied himself of the value of the machines, entered with his partner, Samuel Need, into partnership with him, and enabled him in 1771 to build a second factory, on a much larger scale, at Cromford in Derbyshire, the machinery of which was turned by a water-wheel.
Thus fettered, even the realism of the Gothic sculptors failed, except in rare instances, of its full expression.
The Spanish drama, meanwhile, untrammelled by those false canons of pseudo-classic taste which fettered the theatre in Italy and afterwards in France, rose to an eminence in the hands of Lope de Vega and Calderon which only the English, and the English only in the masterpieces of three or four playwrights, can rival.
If the contract was broken, they became prisoners and might be fettered or made to work as slaves until the obligation was satisfied.