49 minutes | Aug 6th 2020

Worse Than Death

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Convincing others to live their lives the way they are supposed to was hard to do during the medieval period.  For God, King and Country, the people had to be convinced, come clean or simply die if they stepped out of line.  But, how to make an impression while getting this accomplished?  Lets examine the new and super handy tools that the people of the past came up with to get the job done.

 

https://allthatsinteresting.com/medieval-torture-devices/3 (photos)

History Extra: Q&A: Were ducking stools ever used as punishment for crimes other than witchcraft during the Middle Ages? https://www.historyextra.com/period/medieval/qa-were-ducking-stools-ever-used-as-punishment-for-crimes-other-than-witchcraft-during-the-middle-ages/

https://www.ancient-origins.net/artifacts-ancient-technology/brazen-bull-gruesome-ancient-greek-torture-device-turned-screams-music-021359

TORTURE IN THE MIDDLE AGES: https://www.history.co.uk/shows/britains-bloodiest-dynasty/articles/torture-in-the-middle-ages

 http://www.medievalwarfare.info/torture.htm#ducking

http://www.medieval-life-and-times.info/medieval-torture-and-punishment/water-torture.htm

https://tortureum.com/history-of-torture/

BIOLOGY13 Gory Details About What It's Like To Be Skinned Alive, Laura Allan Updated October 10, 2018 https://www.ranker.com/list/what-being-skinned-alive-feels-like/laura-allan

Scold's Bridle - History of the Branks http://www.historyofmasks.net/famous-masks/scolds-bridle/

How the Spanish Inquisition Worked BY SHANNA FREEMAN https://history.howstuffworks.com/historical-figures/spanish-inquisition3.htm

The Stomach-Turning History Of Rat Torture – Perhaps History’s Worst Way To Die By Wyatt Redd Published November 30, 2017 https://allthatsinteresting.com/rat-torture-method

10 Additional Gruesome Torture Devices VALENTINEDRAGON https://listverse.com/2010/07/18/10-additional-gruesome-torture-devices/  

Fl Hirsch, A. E., ed., The Book of Torture and Executions (Toronto: Golden Books, 1944), p. 69ogging https://sites.google.com/a/uconn.edu/pirate-executions-and-methods-of-torture/flogging

Cat o'nine tails http://www.understandingslavery.com/index.php-option=com_content&view=article&id=532_cat-onine-tails&catid=145&Itemid=255.html

https://sites.google.com/a/uconn.edu/pirate-executions-and-methods-of-torture/flogging

The Curious Case of the Weapon that Didn’t Exist by PAUL B. STURTEVANT on MAY 12, 2016 https://www.publicmedievalist.com/curious-case-weapon-didnt-exist/

Spanish boot http://www.occasionalhell.com/infdevice/detail.php?recordID=Spanish%20Boot

Instep borer From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instep_borer

Hirsch, A. E., ed., The Book of Torture and Executions (Toronto: Golden Books, 1944), p. 69

10 Medieval Torture Devices BY ED GRABIANOWSKI: The Pear of Anguish https://history.howstuffworks.com/10-medieval-torture-devices10.htm

The Pear Of Anguish Is The Torture Device From Your Proctologist’s Nightmares By Wyatt Redd Published April 10, 2018 Updated June 8, 2018 https://allthatsinteresting.com/pear-of-anguish

The Cradle of Judah http://torturemuseum.net/en/the-cradle-of-judah/

Foot Talk, Sunday, November 25, 2018 A concise history of foot torture: http://foottalk.blogspot.com/2006/02/a-concise-history-of-foot-torture.html

The Picquet: http://www.medievality.com/picquet.html

https://middleagetorture.weebly.com/the-boot-torture.html

Drawing and quartering capital punishment WRITTEN BY The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica https://www.britannica.com/topic/drawing-and-quartering

http://www.medieval-life-and-times.info/medieval-torture-and-punishment/hung-drawn-quartered.htm

https://www.medievalchronicles.com/medieval-torture-devices/torture-rack/

https://www.medievalchronicles.com/medieval-torture-devices/catherine-wheel/

The Iron Chair and Jean Calas’ Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day in 1762  by Marc Hartzman: https://www.weirdhistorian.com/iron-chair/

The astronomer who saved his mother from being burned as a witch: the guardian 2015 https://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/oct/21/the-astronomer-and-the-witch-johannes-kepler-mother-katharina-witch-trial

The Dark and Brutal History of The Brazen Bull: Ancient History, October 15, 2016 https://historydaily.org/brazen-bull

The Jamestown Adventure: Accounts of the Virginia Colony, 1605–1614 (Real Voices, Real History) by Ed Southern (Editor) (Winston-Salem NC: Blair, 2004)

Water torture: http://www.lordsandladies.org/water-torture.htm

10 Medieval Torture Devices BY ED GRABIANOWSKi: Thumbscrews https://history.howstuffworks.com/10-medieval-torture-devices2.htm

Thumbscrews: Not For Carpentry, But For Torture By William DeLong Published April 20, 2018 Updated August 15, 2019 https://allthatsinteresting.com/thumbscrew

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