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