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    Medieval Torture

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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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    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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    German torture mask

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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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    Set of torture Richard Gaywood 1650-1670

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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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    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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    Antique Torture Instruments 1893 Rare Catalogue

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    Torture of Huguenots in France after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, 1685.

    Torture Of Huguenots In France (Print) by Everett

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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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