Explore Jacobean, Place A and more!

Explore related topics

Pressing.  Basically the use of pressure as a torture device meant the applying of weight.  Most common was to place a board over a secured victim’s chest.  Then adding weights of some fashion to it more and more until the victim confessed or suffocated due to the amount of weight upon his chest and lungs.  Other variations have victims being slowly pinned and crushed by large boulders.

Basically the use of pressure as a torture device meant the applying…

Torture shoes - The shoes were often used in conjunction with the standing pillory (a device that holds your head and wrists in place while you stand). How long do you think you could stand on your tippy-toes before you had to rest your heels on those iron spikes?

Punishing era- This device was put on victim. They were forced to stand on their tiptoes until they fell. A spike then jammed into their heels.

The Scold’s Bridle | 16 Of The Most Fucked Up Torture Methods From History

16 Of The Most Fucked-Up Torture Methods From History

Warning: This post is NOT for the squeamish! You've been warned.

Barrel Pillory, or Spanish Mantle - A barrel is fitted over the entire body, with the head sticking out from a hole in the top. The person is kept locked in the barrel, forcing him to kneel in his own filth, and in some cases suffer extremes of hot or cold.    For a short time this was merely unpleasant, but prolonged confinement could cause death through hunger or thirst, or scaphism - allowing or encouraging insects to breed on and feed on the victim's flesh.

Barrel Pillory, or Spanish Mantle - A barrel is fitted over the entire body…

The Interrogation Seat. Torture Device. Middle Ages. Timber with sharp nails and vice grips.

When I searched for 'Medieval nails' I meant fancy fingernail art designs! Oh boy this is good too

Foltermethode "Strappado" oder Pendel.

Top 10 Strange Medieval Terms You've (Probably) Never Heard Of

Boiling.  Executions of this type were often carried out using a large vessel such as a cauldron or a sealed kettle that was filled with a liquid such as water, oil, tar, or tallow. Depending on the intended cruelty, the victim was either immersed before the liquid was heated or plunged, usually head first, into a boiling liquid. In some cases, the executioner could control the speed of demise by raising or lowering the victim by means of a hook and pulley system.

Catholic church boiling Cathars to death for practicing Etruscan version of…

blood-eagle - a horrific method of torture described by the Nordic sagas. The ribs of the victim were cut by the spine and broken open thus resembling an wings. The lungs were pulled out through the wounds in the back and sprinkled with salt

blood-eagle - a horrific method of torture described by the Nordic sagas. The ribs of the victim were cut by the spine and broken open thus resembling wings. The lungs were pulled out through the wounds in the back and laid across the shoulders.

Pinterest
Search