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Christian history needs to be preserved; however, there is no need for anyone to look at this just now as it will give you nightmares.
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Ignorant deluded christian morons always quoting john 3:16, pls learn christian history, i do not respect your beliefs . Pls ask your pastor about the inquisitions, crusades, raping and pillaging of WHOLE continents.
Reminds me of AP World History.
The 8 Most Painful Torture Devices Of The Middle Ages. A little history lesson. - I'm a little surprised not to see the Pear of Anguish on here.
Shame Flute. The round part goes around the neck and the finger are smashed beneath the iron bar to give the illusion that the musician is playing his instrument.
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Shame Flute. Round part goes around the neck, fingers are smashed beneath the iron bar. Gives the illusion that the musician's playing his instrument.
Medieval shame flute. Why did they think they had to be so creative and elaborate to teach a musician to behave?
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Protection of the cradle or torture vigils. According to the executioner Ippolito Marsili, the introduction of this torture was a critical moment in the history of torture. This method of obtaining a confession is not intended to cause bodily injury. In this torture is not broken vertebrae, ankles splayed, or fragmented joints.
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Breaking With The Wheel. The victim (usually naked) had each of his limbs spread apart and tied to the ground. However, wooden crosspieces were placed under each major joint such as the wrists, ankles, knees, hips and shoulders. The torturer would then smash each limb and joint with the heavy, iron-enhanced wheel.
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Genocide of Christian Cathars by the Catholic church: The Cathar Wheel; this device always killed its victim, but did so very slowly. The victim's limbs were tied to the spokes of a large wooden wheel. The wheel was then slowly revolved while the torturer smashed the victims’ limbs with an iron hammer, breaking them in many places.
The Breaking Wheel- The victim's limbs were tied to the spokes and the wheel itself was slowly revolved. Through the openings between the spokes, the torturer usually hit the victim with an iron hammer that could easily break the victim's bones. Once his bones were broken, he was left on the wheel to die, sometimes placed on a tall pole so the birds could feed from the still-living human many executioners used the coups de grâce, which caused lethal injuries, to make the victim's death faster
The Most Painful Torture Devices Of The Middle Ages
THE BREAKING WHEEL This form of execution was used in Europe throughout the Middle Ages and into the 19th century. The condemned was tied to a large wooden wheel, which was rotated slowly while the executioner struck down on his limbs with an iron bar or hammer, breaking the bones. This was usually done in public places, and the victim's broken body was left out on display. Often, the breaking of bones did not kill the victim, and he would die days later of shock or dehydration.
What this instrument accomplished was to permanently render the knees useless. Even though the name implies that this instrument was only used for "splitting" knees, it was also used in other body parts including: the elbows, arms and even the lower legs. As the torturer turned the handle, the claws slowly slammed against each other mutilating any skin in between. The number of spikes the knee splitter contained varied
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By David Morton The Middle Ages were not a nice period to live in by our cushy modern standards. Most people were poor, they suffered from disease, and their freedom was owned by wealthy landowners. And if you committed a crime and could not afford to pay a fine, your hand might have been chopped off or your tongue and lips cut out. Torture was not as common as many people think, but God forbid if the authorities wanted you to confess something! The Middle Ages were the golden age of torture techniques and devices that inflicted horrible pain. Today’s “sanctioned” torture techniques are designed to cause psychological or emotional distress, with some limited physical hardship. But the devices used in the Middle Ages were truly frightening to behold, and there were more than a few people in those days who enjoyed conjuring the most gruesome devices. Warning: these descriptions are not for the faint of heart! 1 Impalement: A sharp pole is pushed, bottom upwards, through the victim’s body If you were Vlad the Impaler (more commonly known as Dracula) of 15th century Romania, you simply impaled your victims by forcing them to sit on a sharp and thick pole. The pole was then raised upright and the victim was left to slide further down the pole by his or her own weight. Often, the pole would emerge through the sternum so that its tip could be placed under the chin to prevent further sliding. It could take the victim three days to die. Vlad did this to between 20,000 and 300,000. It is said he enjoyed having a meal while watching impalements. (Photo by Trevor Matich) 2 Judas Cradle: The victim’s orifice is painfully stretched, flesh ripped The Judas Cradle was perhaps a little less sadistic than impalement but still gruesome. The victim’s anus or vagina would be placed over the point of the pyramid-shaped cradle, then lowered on it by ropes. The intended effect was to stretch the orifice over a long period of time, or to slowly impale. 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. This torture could last anywhere from a few hours to complete days. The device was rarely washed, so the victim could also be plagued with a painful infection. 3 Coffin Torture: Torture in a metal cage, pecked at by preying birds The Coffin Torture was feared in the Middle Ages, and is often seen in films depicting the time (see Monty Python’s Holy Grail). The victim was placed inside a metal cage roughly made in the shape of the human body. Torturers could force overweight victims into a smaller device, or even make the "coffin" slightly larger than a victim’s body to make him more uncomfortable. The cage was frequently hung from a tree or a gallows. Serious crimes, such as heresy or blasphemy, were punished by death inside the coffin where the victim was placed under the sun allowing birds or animals to eat his or her flesh. Sometimes onlookers would throw rocks and other objects to further increase the pain. (Photo by Charles Bray) 4 The Rack: designed to dislocate every joint in its victim’s body Who could forget the dreaded rack, commonly believed to be the most painful form of medieval torture? It consisted of a wooden frame usually with two ropes fixed to the bottom and another two tied to a handle in the top. As the torturer turned the handle, the ropes would pull the victim's arms, eventually dislocating bones with a loud crack. If the torturer kept turning the handles (they often went too far) some of the limbs were torn right off the body. In the later Middle Ages, a new variant of rack appeared. Spikes were added that penetrated the victim's back when he or she were forced to lie on table. As the limbs were pulled apart, so was the spinal cord, increasing not only the physical pain, but the psychological pain of knowing that, even if he or she were to survive, mobility of any kind would be lost forever. 5 The Breast Ripper: Painfully tears and mutilates a woman’s breast Used as a horrible punishment for women, the breast ripper was used to inflict pain, blood loss and the mutilation of their breasts. It was usually used for women accused of conducting abortions or of adultery. The claws were often placed, red hot, on the victim's exposed breasts, the spikes penetrating to achieve a powerful grasp. They were then pulled to rip off or shred the breasts. If the victim wasn't killed she would be scarred for life as her breasts were literally torn apart. A common variant was known as "The Spider," which is a similar instrument attached to a wall. The victim's breasts were fixed to the claws and the woman was pulled by the torturer away from the wall, removing or mutilating them. This was a brutal punishment that often resulted in the victim's death. 6 The Pear of Anguish: Rips orifices, dislocates jaw bones This brutal instrument was used to torture women who performed abortions, liars, blasphemers and homosexuals. The pear-shaped instrument was inserted into one of the victim's orifices: the vagina for women, the anus for homosexuals and the mouth for liars and blasphemers. The instrument consisted of four leaves that slowly separated from each other as the torturer turned the screw at the top. The device would tear the skin at the very least or expand to mutilate the victim’s orifice. It could dislocated or break the jawbones Pears of Anguish still in existence are lavishly engraved or adorned to differentiate between the anal, vaginal and oral pears. This torture rarely brought death, but was often followed by other torture methods. 7 The Breaking Wheel: Designed to render vicitim’s limbs useless Also called The Catherine Wheel, this device always killed its victim, but did so very slowly. The victim's limbs were tied to the spokes of a large wooden wheel. The wheel was then slowly revolved while the torturer smashed the victims’ limbs with an iron hammer, breaking them in many places. Once his bones were broken, he was left on the wheel to die. Sometimes the wheel was placed on a tall pole so birds could pick and eat the flesh of the still-living human. It could take up to two or three days for him to die of dehydration. Sometimes it was 'mercifully' ordered that the executioner strike the criminal on the chest and stomach, blows known as the coups de grâce (French: "blow of mercy"), which caused lethal injuries, leading to the end of the death by torture. 8 Saw Torture: Common saw cuts victim in half Saws were was common torture devices because they were readily found in most houses and no complex devices were required. It was a cheap way to torture and kill a victim accused of witchery, adultery, murder, blasphemy or even theft. The victim was tied upside down, allowing blood to be diverted to the brain. This ensured that the victim maintained consciousness for as long as possible, it slowed the loss of blood and caused maximum humiliation. The torture could last several hours. While some victims were cut completely in half as a symbolic gesture, most were only cut up to their abdomen to prolong the time it took to die. 9 The Head Crusher: Compresses the skull, shatters teeth, squeezes out the eyes The head crusher was a popular torture method used by the Spanish Inquisition, among other users. The chin was placed over a bottom bar and the head under an upper cap. The torturer slowly turned the screw, pressing the bar against the cap. The head was then slowly compressed, first shattering the teeth into the jaw, then a slow death with agonizing pain. Some variants of this device included small containers that received the eyeballs as they were squeezed out of the victims’ eye sockets. This instrument was an effective way to extract confessions, as the period of pain could be prolonged for many hours if the torturer chose to. If the torture was stopped midway, the victim often had irreparable damage done to the brain, jaw or eyes. 10 The Knee Splitter: Severs the knees and other limbs Another tool favored by the Spanish Inquisition because of its versatility, was the knee splitter. It was a vice-like instrument with sharp spikes outfitted on both sides of the grip. As the torturer turned the handle, the claws slowly squeezed against each other mutilating and penetrating the skin and bones of the knee. Although its use rarely resulted in death, the effect was to render the knees completely useless
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Torture of Huguenots in France after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, 1685.
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Torture of Cathar Huguenots in France after the revocation of the Catholic church Edict of Nantes, 1685.
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Perhaps the most notorious of all massacres was that which was carried out against the Protestants in France (Huguenots). Some 10,000 Huguenots were killed in Paris alone and estimates of the number killed throughout the country run from 40-60 thousand. Hundreds of thousands more fled from France to other countries. Many of their descendants eventually made their way to the United States
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“Grandier, accused by the nuns of witchcraft, incest and sacrilege, was arrested and tortured in ‘the boot’, a device for smashing the legs. Inevitably he was found guilty and burned at the stake.”
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GENOCIDE OF CHRISTIAN CATHARS AND TEMPLARS BY THE CATHOLIC CHURCH; “Grandier, accused by the nuns of witchcraft, incest and sacrilege, was arrested and tortured in ‘the boot’, a device for smashing the legs. Inevitably he was found guilty and burned at the stake.”
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Long painful death by impailing
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Flaying is an old torture method used thousands of yrs ago in the Middle East, Africa and America. In the Middle Ages, it was frequently used to torture and execute criminals, soldiers and witches. Usually the victim's arms and legs were tied to a pole. The torturer, slowly peeled the victim's skin. Often and slowly, facial skin was peeled first, down to the victim's feet. Most victims died before peeling reached their waist. Sometimes, the victim was submerged in boiling water beforehand.
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Gerard David (c. 1460 - 1523), The Flaying of the Corrupt Judge Sisamnes (1498, oil on panel). Groeninge Museum, Bruges.
The Judgment of Cambyses, part 2, half of a diptych by Gerard David, painted in 1498 on Oak panels. A pair of large paintings, 182 X 159 cm each. Commissioned for the Alderman's Room in the Bruges City Hall. Now in the collection of the Groeningemuseum in Bruges. The panels depict the story of the Persian Judge Sisamnes, who was punished for corruption by being flayed alive. It was intended to remind the Aldermen of the need to remain uncorrupted.
The Top 10 Types of Medieval Torture
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Well, this certainly looks like a fun place to play
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Palace of the Inquisition - Cartagena, Colombia. This photo shows the instruments of torture used by the Catholic Church to impose Christianity in Colombia. The Inquisition came late to Colombia. For more than 200 years, between 1610 and 1821, unspeakable acts of cruelty were committed by the priests of the Inquisition at this particular Catholic torture factory, which was only shut down in 1821 when Colombia achieved independence.
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pinterest.com/christiancross Palace of the Inquisition - Cartagena, Colombia. This photo shows the instruments of torture used by the Catholic Church to impose Christianity in Colombia. The Inquisition came late to Colombia. For more than 200 years, between 1610 and 1821, unspeakable acts of cruelty were committed by the priests of the Inquisition at this particular Catholic torture factory, which was only shut down in 1821 when Colombia achieved independence.
CHAIR OF TORTURE
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Torture device-- confession chair
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Medieval Torture Device used by the Catholic church during the genocide of Christian Cathars and Christian order of the Templars How can any religious order claim that this would be ok with God! This is the work of men not God. They should be ashamed.
The Chair of Torture - Also known as the Judas Chair, it was a terrible, intimidating torture device that was added to dungeons in the Middle Ages. Used until the 1800′s in Europe, this chair was layered with 500 to 1,500 spikes on every surface with tight straps to restrain its victim. Made of iron, it can also contain spaces for heating elements beneath the seat. It was often used to scare people into giving confessions as they watched others being tortured on the device.
The Chair of Torture The Chair of Torture dates back to the Middle Ages but may have been used till the late 19th Century. Not quite Russian Revolution territory, then, though fear of those myriad spikes might have kept a few of the masses in line. This ultimate interrogation chair had spikes covering the seat, back, and arm-, leg- and footrests – but there was no rest, for the wicked or anyone else who sat in this thing.
A convict on the ladder-like contraption. Their shins would have been digging into the edge of the cross board every time they allowed their body to relax. And they wouldn’t have been able to sit or stand but would’ve been forced to stay in that uncomfortable, hunched position for as long as the punishment dictated.
Man demonstrating Chinese torture device
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This man is demonstrating. A real convict on the ladder-like contraption would definitely not have been looking so serene. Their shins would have been digging into the edge of the cross board every time they allowed their body to relax. And they wouldn’t have been able to sit or stand but would’ve been forced to stay in that uncomfortable, hunched position for as long as the punishment dictated.
Water Torture, Antwerp, AD1556. Torture devices were very common in Roman Catholic Church Dungeons to torture Cathars, the Knight of Templars and anyone not following the dogma of the Catholic church were tortured and burned on stakes. Anyone caught with a bible trying to show that the church was wrong were destroyed during the genocide of the Chiristians by the Catholic and Pandorian churches.
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Water Torture, Antwerp, AD1556. Torture devices were very common in Roman Catholic Church Dungeons to torture Christian Cathars, the Knight of Templars and anyone not following the dogma of the Catholic church were tortured and burned on stakes. Anyone caught with Cathar and Nesturian Bible trying to show that the church was wrong were destroyed during the genocide of the Chiristian Cathars by the Catholic and Christian Nesturians by the Pandorian church
Waterboarding woodcut, 1556.
Spanish Donkey medieval torture instrument
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Spanish Donkey: One of the torture devices during the Spanish Inquisition, this is probably one of the most gruesome of them all. The victim is put astride, naked, on a donkey-like apparatus, which is actually a vertical wooden board with a sharp V-wedge on top of it. After that, the torturer would add varying weights to the victim’s feet until finally the wedge sliced through the victim’s body.
Spanish Donkey medieval torture instrument. Ouch!
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The "Iron Maiden," in an image from Nuremberg c. 1500. This was an instrument of torture which was lined with spikes that would pierce the unfortunate wearer when the doors were closed.
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The dark side of the Middle Ages The "Iron Maiden," in an image from Nuremberg c. 1500. This was an instrument of torture which was lined with spikes that would pierce the unfortunate wearer when the doors were closed.
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Guillotine in a room of tortures and executions. Prison Plötzensee. Berlin. Photographer Boris Sokolov.
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Damaged guillotine in the death house of the Plotzensee prison where thousands were murdered by the Nazis. Source: GUILLOTINE HOME PAGE
In 1649, Parliament took action and killed Charles I because he was seen as a public enemy and traitor. This was the first execution of a monarch in Europe. (Chapter 17, Section 1)
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El potro: el potro consistía en una tabla, o rueda en muchos casos, sobre la que era apoyado el reo y atado de pies y manos por unas cuerdas que eran tensadas por medio de un torno. Ante las preguntas del tribunal, y obteniendo respuestas desfavorables, se iban tensando progresivamente las cuerdas para infringir dolor sobre el reo. En muchos casos se llegaba a la dislocación de las extremidades.
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The Coffin Torture
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The Coffin Torture was feared in the Middle Ages, and is often seen in films depicting the time The victim was placed inside a metal cage roughly made in the shape of the human body. The cage was frequently hung from a tree or a gallows. Serious crimes, such as heresy or blasphemy, were punished by death inside the coffin where the victim was placed under the sun allowing birds or animals to eat his or her flesh.
10 Most Frightening Torture Techniques from the Middle Ages (medieval torture methods) - this must have been horrific!!!
Coffin Tortura O condenado era colocado no caixão de metal em exposição pública e deixado lá pelo tempo que achassem adequado. Dependendo do crime, a pessoa poderia ser deixada lá para morrer, pois as pessoas em volta atiravam pedras e furavam o criminoso com vários objetos até a sua morte
"This device stifles the screams so as not to disturb the conversation of torturers. The iron “box” on the inside of the ring is forced into the victim’s mouth and the collar fastened behind their neck. A small hole allows the passage of air but this can be stopped up by a touch of the executioner’s fingertip, producing suffocation."
This device stifles the screams so as not to disturb the conversation of torturers. The iron "box" on the inside of the ring is forced into the victim's mouth and the collar fastened behind their neck. A small hole allows the passage of air but this can be stopped up by a touch of the executioner's fingertip, producing suffocation.