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14 Most Painful Medieval Torture Techniques Ever

The medieval era had its own way to punish a person who was accused of a crime. These ways were brutal and scary which painfully took away the lives of many people. We have prepared a list of such torture techniques, which will astonish you to hell.

Many unfortunate people actually went through these painful torture devices. May their soul rest in peace!

14 Most Painful Medieval Torture Techniques Ever

14 Most Painful Medieval Torture Techniques Ever

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1) Spanish Donkey

1) Spanish Donkey

Spanish Donkey was a sharply angled wooden device of triangular shape, pointing upward, mounted on a horse-leg like support poles. People were tied nude over it with weights on both sides to force them into two halves!

2) Strappado

2) Strappado

Strappado was a method of torture where the hands were tied behind the victim's back, and they were then lifted by an overhanging pulley. It often removed the victim's arm from the socket, to increase pain jerks and weights were added.

3) Saw

3) Saw

Saws were used widely in the medieval era, a person was hung naked upside down and saw was sliced between their legs. Blood flows through their head and person remains conscious until the time it reaches midsection.

4) Coffin Torture

4) Coffin Torture

Coffin Torture is involved placing the victim inside a metal cage roughly the size of the human body where they were left for crow feed and death of the victim.

5) Elizabeth Bathory Iron Maiden

5) Elizabeth Bathory Iron Maiden

Elizabeth Bathory Iron Maiden is a famous device of torture. The victim is lead inside the cabin consciously, spikes entered their body once the door was closed which draw blood from their body.

6) Stove torture 

6) Stove torture 

In this, a person is chained around a stove and left to burn.

7) Garrotte Torture

7) Garrotte Torture

Garrotte Torture would slowly crush a victim's neck, causing death from asphyxia.

8) Heretics Fork

8) Heretics Fork

Heretics Fork consisted of a metal piece with two opposed bi-pronged forks attached to a belt or strap. One end of the device was pushed under the chin, the other to the sternum, the victim was hanged from the ceiling and if the head dropped it would pierce victim's throat and chest.

9) Wheel of torture

9) Wheel of torture

The Wheel was used for torture where the victim would be tied to the wheel and then swung across fire and metal spikes. The wheel itself had spiked to increase the pain of the sufferer. 

10) Breast Ripper

10) Breast Ripper

Breast Ripper was used as a particularly horrific torture for sinful and/or deceitful women. The claws of this horrific instrument were put on the subject's breasts, which painfully removed it from their body.

11) Tub torture

11) Tub torture

The Tub tortures involve a victim sitting in this wooden tub with the face painted with milk and honey, so that flies, maggots and worms would devour the victim's body as it decayed alive.

12) Brazen Bull method

12) Brazen Bull method

The Brazen Bull was made of a solid piece of brass where the victim was placed and fire set underneath it until the metal became literally yellow as it was heated.

13) Neck Torture

13) Neck Torture

In Neck Torture, the victim would be hooked into a neck device, either made of metal or wood, which prevented the victim from adjusting into a comfortable position.

14) The Judas Cradle

14) The Judas Cradle

The Judas Cradle involved victim sitting on cradle where he was tied over a long period of time, slowly impaling all the parts of the body.

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