Thumbscrew :: A simple vice, sometimes with protruding studs on the interior surfaces. The victim's thumbs or fingers were placed in the vice and slowly crushed. The thumbscrew was also applied to crush prisoners' big toes. The crushing bars were sometimes lined with sharp metal points to puncture the nails and inflict greater pain in the nail beds. Larger, heavier devices based on the same design principle were applied to crush knees and elbows.
Coffin Torture The victim was placed inside the "coffin". Torturers were well-known for forcing overweight victims into the device, or even making the "coffin" slightly larger than normal to make the victims more uncomfortable. The period of time a victim was to be kept inside the coffin was determined by his or her crime. Very serious crimes, such as blasphemy were punished by death inside the coffin where the victim was to be kept inside under the sun with animals eating his or her…
This diabolical hand crushing torture machine was used in the 'Inquisition,' circa 1478 -1834.
If you think the Knee Splitter was murder on a person's lower limbs, wait til you know what the "Boots" were about. This horrible piece of equipment was made up of wedges that fitted the legs from ankles to knees. Pure pain ensues when the torturer violently pounds the wedges with a large, heavy hammer, a process that is done repeatedly until flesh and bone are completely destroyed, with some victims even gushing marrow from their crushed legs.
Des accidents à l'ancienne
Train wreck at the Paris-Montparnasse station, 22 October 1895 - Accident ferroviaire à la gare de Paris-Montparnasse, 22 octobre 1895
Freezing freckles off with carbon dioxide was popular in 1930s While treatment was applied patients eyes were covered with airtight plugs
Gilles de Rais as he was at the hight of the Hundred Years' War. His horse who had blue barding gave him the name Blue Beard from Barbe Bleue which means both blue beard and blue barding.
Tutoriel Japonais du Jour – Pratiquer le Hara-Kiri
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The 8 Most Painful Torture Devices Of The Middle Ages
Probably the most commonly know torture device from the Middle Ages, the rack was a wooden platform, with rollers at both ends. The victim’s hands and feet were tied to each end and the rollers would be turned, stretching the victim’s body to uncomfortable lengths.