There are multiple medieval torture techniques and medieval torture devices used in the history in order to punish the people who commit crimes and are not loyal to the work they have assigned. The king used to order such punishment because he wants to create fear in the mind of the people so that no one should commit the crime again. So, here we are listing 10 Most Gruesome Torture Methods in History in form of text and video both. The video has been created by the Elite facts. We will first give you the overview about these brutal techniques and then you can watch the video to get the better understanding.
1. The Bull
It is also known as Brazen Bull. It has a solid piece of brass with the door outside. The culprit would be placed inside the box and then it is heated till the brass turns yellow and the culprit is slowly roasted to death. It was designed in such a way that the screams of the culprit will sound like bellowing of a bull and hence the name. It is one of the most medieval torture devices used in the medieval times.
2. Coffin Torture
It was the most common torture technique in the middle ages. The culprit will be placed in a metal cage roughly the size of the human body.
3. Hung, Drawn and Quartered
In this technique the culprit would then be hanged by the neck for a short period of time until they are very near to death and then disembowelment and castration where the entrails and genitalia are burned in front of the victim. After that the culprit body has been divided in to four different pieces and beheaded.
4. The Lead Sprinkler
The culprit has been tortured by dripping the contents of molten lead, tar, boiling water or boiling oil on the different body parts including the eyes.
5. Heretic’s Fork
This torture device consisted of a metal piece with two opposed bi-pronged forks attached to a belt or strap. If the head of the culprit is dropped then the prongs would pierce their throat and chest. It is also one of them most gruesome medieval torture devices in old times.
The culprit’s head was placed in the middle of the frame consist of razor sharp blade attached to a rope. When the bade was dropped severing the victim’s head from the body. It is one of the most brutal method and medieval torture devices used in the ancient times.
This is the method by which the lord Jesus has been executed. The victim would have been tied to a wooden cross and left to hang till he dies. It is a slow and painful execution.
8. The Judas Cradle
The culprit made to sit on the pyramid-shaped cradle and after that they would be forced down on it by ropes with the intent of stretching the victim’s orifice over a long period of time. It is used for the for the most brutal crimes and one of the most painful medieval torture devices
9. Neck Torture
The neck of the culprit has been hooked in such a way that prevented the victim from adjusting into a comfortable position.
10. The Rack
This is the most painful form of torture in the medieval times. All the joints of the body have been dislocated in this type of torture. The victim would be stretched till his limbs were dislocated. The rack is the most painful medieval torture devices used in the ancient times.
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