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Witchcraft, alleged or real, was treated as any other sort of heresy during the Middle Ages

700 years on, a proper funeral for the 'teenage witch' who had her head chopped off

The body of a 14th century teenager thought to have been beheaded as a witch and buried on unconsecrated ground has been exhumed and given a proper burial.

Spanish Donkey - The naked victim was placed astride the main board as if riding a donkey, and various numbers of weights were attached to his or her feet. The agony could be ‘fine-tuned’ by using lighter or heavier weights. Sources relate that on occasion, the wedge would slice entirely through the victim as a result of the immense weight attached to his or her feet.

Top 10 Gruesome Medieval Torture Devices - Listverse

Torture: it is an ancient practice that still goes on today. In the middle ages torture was used for punishment, interrogation, and deterrence. It is easy to consider ourselves more humane these days, but while some of the devices listed here would lead to death, we have, in modern times, mastered the ability of inflicting

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Set of torture Richard Gaywood 1650-1670

Set of torture Richard Gaywood 1650-1670

Demonstation of an instrument used to crush fingers in the Breendonck concentration camp. The original caption reads, "The above photograph shows an instrument which the Germans used as a finger-press.The instrument was shown to Madame Pacquet who had her fingers crushed until her nails came off. She identified it as identical with the instrument which the Germans had used to torture her in Breendonk. The moment she saw it she said, "Take it away. I never want to see it again."

Demonstation of an instrument used to crush fingers in the Breendonck concentration camp. The original caption reads, "The above photograph shows an instrument which the Germans used as a finger-press.The instrument was shown to Madame Pacquet who had her fingers crushed until her nails came off. She identified it as identical with the instrument which the Germans had used to torture her in Breendonk. The moment she saw it she said, "Take it away. I never want to see it again."

Some blood-letting fleams

Some blood-letting fleams

Crimes da Igreja Católica | Por um Mundo sem Religião

Crimes da Igreja Católica

Sessenta anos de tortura e abuso sexual de criancas por freiras e padres em asilos na Irlanda A Igreja Católica Romana operou uma série de mais de 200 asilos para órfãos, crianças delinqüentes, e d…

La Pintura y la Guerra. Sursumkorda in memoriam

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Un lugar para publicar y analizar los cuadros de las grandes batallas de la humanidad, desde la antigua Grecia hasta la invencion del cine a sido el unico mo…

An Egyptian wood cosmetic vessel New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, circa 1550-1295 B.C. In the form of three lotus flowers with the stems bound together, each flower drilled through the centre for a kohl stylus, 3¼in (8.3cm) high

An Egyptian wood cosmetic vessel

An Egyptian wood cosmetic vessel New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, circa 1550-1295 B.C. In the form of three lotus flowers with the stems bound together, each flower drilled through the centre for a kohl stylus, 3¼in (8.3cm) high

Armored Horse in the Great Hall at Warwick Castle, England.

Armored Horse in the Great Hall at Warwick Castle

Photographed at Warwick Castle in Warwick, England.

Execution in Medieval times was used to punish crime and to suppress religious or political dissent. The customs of the Medieval period dictated that many prisoners were tortured before they were executed in order to obtain additional information about their crime or their accomplices. The torture and execution methods included (but were not limited to) Crushing; Boiling to death; and Impalement.

Execution Methods

Execution in Medieval times was used to punish crime and to suppress religious or political dissent. The customs of the Medieval period dictated that many prisoners were tortured before they were executed in order to obtain additional information about their crime or their accomplices. The torture and execution methods included (but were not limited to) Crushing; Boiling to death; and Impalement.

14" Recurve Stabber Butterfly Swords with compound grind.

14" Compound Grind Recurve Stabber Butterfly Swords Böhler D-2 Blade Steel (Instructor Grade)

14" Recurve Stabber Butterfly Swords with compound grind.

Large Astrolabe for sale

Astrolabe (Large)

This item is on backorder and will ship in 7 days. The word Astrolabe comes from Greek astron, meaning "star" and lambanien, "to take, to look for". It is considered the mathematical jewel of astronomy. The invention of the astrolabe is attributed to Diogenes Laertius. Other searches show that it was devised by Ptole

Germany (Nuremberg: Kunz Lochner), ~1555. From the garniture of Niklaus "The black Radzwill" .This amazing piece was part of a garniture (matching set of armour) that is sadly dispersed today. Parts of the man's armour are in Vienna and Paris and The MET has a handful of pieces including this shaffron,one plate from the crinet (horse's neck protection)

Shaffron

Germany (Nuremberg: Kunz Lochner), ~1555. From the garniture of Niklaus 'The Black' Radziwill. This amazing piece was part of a garniture (matching set of armour) that is sadly dispersed today. Parts of the man's armour are in Vienna and Paris, and The Met has a handful of pieces including this shaffron, one plate from the crinet (horse's neck protection), and some tournament exchange pieces. Most people focus on the eye protection, but the etched strapwork and coloring really make the…