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
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."
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.
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' 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…