Good news, if any, is that there is no sufficient evidence to suggest anyone was made to endure the maiden. I think you're just not seeing the full extent of problems that come with torture. That OrangexBlue posted: Scaphism is an Ancient Persian method of execution. As the bull heated up, the person would literally be roasted alive inside the bull, while tube fittings made their agonized screams sound like a raging bull. Crocodile Shears The were a torture instrument used in late medieval Europe and usually reserved for men who tried to assassinate the king.
One of the most brutal and most commonly used devices was called Judas Cradle which was also known by the alternate names of Judas Chair and the Guided Cradle. During this period, committing a crime would mean a chopped tongue or cut off lip, especially if you could not afford to pay the hefty fine. Additionally, the spikes blocked the wounds so it took many hours - or even days - for death to occur 13. The wooden device is triangular in shape and angled, often sharpened at the top. They would then be left to float on a stagnant pond or alternately, simply exposed to the sun somewhere. According to Wikipedia, a naked person would be firmly fastened within a back-to-back pair of narrow rowboats or in some variations a hollowed out tree trunk , the head, hands, and feet protruding from this improvised container. The Almighty Crocodile Shears - The crocodile shears had a very specific purpose: To mutilate those who attempted to assassinate the king.
First the teeth are shattered into the jaw then the victim slowly died with agonizing pain, but not before his eyes were squeezed from their sockets. I do believe that you have an unfortunate world-view if you think torture and 'law and order' can coexist. Scold's Bridle - Primarily on women,the device was an iron muzzle in an iron framework that enclosed the head. This device was allegedly used during the American Civil War by Union soldiers, against their , who were forced to sit on the donkey until they passed out. The Rat Torture - A cheap and effective way to torture someone was with the use of rats. In some versions, there were holes under the chair's bottom where the torturer placed coal to cause severe burns while the victim still remained conscious. The triangular-shaped end of the judas cradle was inserted in the victim's anus or vagina.
Even though it was meant as a mild form of punishment, the crowd sometimes made it lethal. It's a very simple instrument that was used to tear a victim's skin apart. They often began with the limbs and slowly moved into the chest, back, neck and eventually the face. The Saw was widely used throughout the Middle Ages, mainly because the tools required were found in most houses and no complex devices were required. The Judas Cradle was made with durable metal, which had been preserved for centuries. The Judas Cradle - A terrible medieval torture where the victim would be placed on top of a pyramid-like seat.
The victim was usually naked when subject to the Judas Craddle. There were many variants, but the most common was to force a rat through a victim's body as a way to escape. In fact, it was stated that in 1575, the drunk executioner of Chur was stoned to death by the public because of his poor attempts and failure to behead three convicted criminals. One of them would usually be in charge of the affairs with the rest assisting him. Sometimes, onlookers would throw rocks and spoiled food to the victims, to further increase the humiliation and pain.
When a confession was required, the victim was frequently forced to watch someone else be subjected to this method. The Breast Ripper - Used as a way to punish women, the breast ripper was a painful and cruel way to mutilate a woman's breasts. The victim's hands were tied behind their back to prevent any chance of escape. This increased the psychological pain. There have been many ways to execute and torture a person--some make the electric chair look like a paper cut. This instrument was mostly reserved for women accused of conducting a miscarriage or those accused of adultery. Over the extended hours or days, muscles would ultimately tear, which would lower the victim towards the spike seat, piercing the lower organs and eventually causing death.
This new study certainly sheds a fresh new light on torture. Victim usually died from thirst, hunger or hypothermia during the course of next few days. However, even if the torture was stopped midway, the person, although still alive, often had irr eversibly damaged brain, eyes or jaw. This device was used for those who were accused of being against the Catholic church or following paganism. Thus it was during the late medieval times that the device was most commonly used. Due to its shape, neither bones nor muscles were spared.
This horrendous instrument was an effective way to extract confessions from the victims , as the suffering could be prolonged to indefinite time, if the executioner chose to. This meant that the victim could face deadly infections even if he or she managed to survive. In short, inhumane is the word of the day. The executioner then slowly turned the screw, between the bar and cap. The Almighty Crocodile Shears - The crocodile shears had a very specific purpose: To mutilate those who attempted to assassinate the king.