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These 6 Medieval Tortures Will Give You Goosebumps!

The Judicial system wasn't as fair as today back in the Medieval times. The rich and powerful had all the powers imaginable, which they used to exploit the poor and the helpless. These gruesome devices were used to extract confessions and punish the wrongdoers as well. These are bound to leave you astounded!      

These 6 Medieval Tortures Will Give You Goosebumps!

These 6 Medieval Tortures Will Give You Goosebumps!

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1) The Dreadful Iron Chair

1) The Dreadful Iron Chair

This Iron chair, adorned with 500-1500 painful spikes all over it was used to punish and equally to frighten people by just the sight of it. Heating elements could be used beneath the seat to increase the torture many folds.

2) The Judas Cradle

2) The Judas Cradle

This pyramid-shaped invention was the most pathetic Italian invention. Victims would be tortured by pressurizing and stretching the orifice, resulting in a permanent damage.

3) Breaking Wheel/ Catherine Wheel

3) Breaking Wheel/ Catherine Wheel

This large wagon wheel with radial spokes was used for public executions. Offenders were lashed to the wheel and their limbs beaten with a club leading to their breaking away.

4) Breast Ripper

4) Breast Ripper

This one was used on women who were accused of adultery, self-abortion, heresy, blasphemy, or accused of being witches. Their breasts would be pinched with it, resulting in acute pain.

5) Tongue Tearer

5) Tongue Tearer

This pair of scissors is the most agonizing thing you will see today. The victim's tongue would be slashed with it after a firm grip was made, leaving him in excruciating pain.

6) The Brazen Bull

6) The Brazen Bull

The victim would be placed inside this bull and then roasted as the Bull was set ablaze.

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