There were also different tortures and execution methods used according to the customs of each country. In other versions there were weights that would be placed on the victim's thighs or feet. About the Author is a staff writer for. In truth, capital punishment was sentenced only in the most serious of cases, which included murder, treason and arson. They are forced into the mouth, rectum or vagina of the victim and there expanded by force of the screw to the maximum aperture of the segments. In the last sequel of this story we will present you those most horrifying devices that make human blood freeze, and which were primarily intended to strenuous, not too swift and, along with that, extremely painful dying of a victim. World-famous groundhog Punxsatawney Phil emerged from his hole in front of crowds of onlookers earlier today.
In Medieval Holland it is said that rats would be put into a bowl that was attached face down to the stomach of the prisoner. Actually, the intention was to torture a person with sleep deprivation. Middle Ages Torture Torture was seen as a totally legitimate means for justice to extract confessions, or obtain the names of accomplices or other information about the crime. Different types of torture were used depending on the victim's crime and social status. The chin sat on the bottom rung, the head under the cap, and the turning of the screws would result in a very disgusting death — brains seeping out of the popped eye sockets, crushed teeth and bones, and mutilated remains. After shame and sex, what you can expect during our last encounter is a - pure, true, genuine sheer horror. However, death was frequent since they were completely defenseless.
That is pretty bad but in the worst cases this would begin to attract insects. This consisted of clawed bars which protruded from the wall. I really hope that's true. Sometimes onlookers would throw rocks and other objects to further increase the pain. One was to let the victim drop a little and then check the rope suddenly multiplying the pain manyfold.
It is easy to consider ourselves more humane these days, but while some of the devices listed here would lead to death, we have, in modern times, mastered the ability of inflicting extreme pain for indefinite periods of time — something which is, perhaps, worse. We also saw the use of public punishments carried on past medieval times in the form of firing squads or public hangings. Phase 2: The victim is hanged juuuuust enough to be very uncomfortable, but not dead. Then the pressure was applied stretching the poor unfortunate. The pear consists of four leaves that open away from each other as the screw at the top is turned becoming wider and wider at the base. If the judge so chose, he and it was always 'he' could ask a few simple questions and deliver a verdict himself without ever consulting the jury.
I always thought that the iron maiden was used as a form of execution, which it was. Further mentions of the device appear in the 19th century. Dunking was also used as punishment for. This was more common when other more sophisticated torture devices were not present. The victim would be held upside down, allowing the blood to rush to their head, and then the torturer would slowly start slicing them between their legs.
She was accused of witchcraft, sexual intercourse with the devil and - take a deep breath - eating small children. Apart from the agonizing pain one suffered, the humiliation was the primary attraction for this method of torture. The victim had, of course, been pinioned in advance. Shares 55k Torture has been a brutal reality for many unfortunate people. Hanged, drawn, and quartered Phase 1: The victim is dragged or drawn through town behind a galloping horse, to their own execution. At any rate, most unlucky souls trapped in the hanging cage would die of thirst, exposure, or starvation.
What this means is there was nowhere for their excrement to go and they would have to kneel there for days on end in their own filth. This torture device consisted of a metal piece with two opposed bi-pronged forks attached to a belt or strap. The toddler was reportedly in good health but was being treated at Carolina East Medical Center, and has since reunited with his family, Lynch explained. Guys and girls from the Middle Ages had an ingenuous solution for it. It was a cheap way to torture and kill a victim accused of witchery, adultery, murder, blasphemy or even theft. Torture: it is an ancient practice that still goes on today.
The Wooden Horse Torture Device The wooden horse, the wooden pony or the Spanish donkey, is the name given to an extremely painful torture device used throughout history, particularly during the American colonial period and medieval times. As it got darker, it was scary out there. The Wheel was such a well known torture device for inflicting excruciating pain that it was common for prisoners to find ways to commit suicide rather than endure it. The Wheel Most commonly used in Germany during the Middle Ages, the wheel was a favorite form of execution. However, since the pain that this type of torture caused was often unbearable, it wasn't a rarity to see the victims faint due to its intensity.
Things seemed to get worse as time went by culminating in the Black Death and the Spanish Inquisition, that orgy of sadism and torture. The Tub Convicts placed in a wooden tub with their heads exposed were regularly fed so they eventually swam in their own feces. Their screams, echoing throughout the hollowed bull, came out sounding almost identical to the sounds of a real bull. The idea that the Catholic Church was enthusiastically in favor of the use of torture on criminals or heretics is also an over simplification of history. The Judas Cradle Similar to the wooden horse, the Judas cradle was a pyramid shaped and sharpened device, on which a victim was lowered via ropes. Take a look at the picture for a moment.
The spikes coming out of its three parts would then irreversibly tear the person's oral cavity or the rectum or vagina walls. This almost always resulted in death. The victim was usually naked, adding to the overall humiliation of the torture and sometimes weights were added to the legs to increase the pain and hasten death. No, that would be far too humane for the Medieval sadists. The insides of the blades were generously lined with teeth or spikes.