10 Worst Medieval Torture Devices

The Spanish Donkey- The naked victim was placed upon a sharp wedge in the same position as someone riding a donkey, they then had weights applied around their feet. The torturer would add more wights until the victim was split in half by the wedge.

A police officer issuing a woman a ticket for wearing a bikini on a beach at Rimini, Italy in 1957

From Bikinis to Burkinis, Regulating What Women Wear - What is it about women’s swimwear and general attire that has repeatedly compelled societies to legislate or regulate women’s choices?

⚓ German Imperial Battleship SMS Hindenburg surrender after WWI scuttled with…

⚓ German Imperial Battleship SMS Hindenburg surrender after WWI scuttled with other ships at Scapa Flow!

Ethno-linguistic map of Austria-Hungary, 1910 |█40 maps that explain World War I

40 maps that explain World War I

Map of the proposed United States of Greater Austria (a federalization of Austria-Hungary conceived by Aurel Popovici in that never came to pass) superimposed on the major ethnic groups of Austria-Hungary as they were in

The shocking, black-and-white photograph, taken on the edge of a Serbian…

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: Austro-Hungarian army executes civilians in Serbia

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: Austro-Hungarian army executes civilians in Serbia - History of the First World War in 100 .

An awesome map of the last time each European country was occupied

The last time every European country was occupied

An awesome map of the last time each European country was occupied. With "a few strange editorial decisions" explained in the link.

Maps that explain Europe. Re-pinned by #Europass

38 maps that explain Europe

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