Ms. L Strong Preston High School. Middle Ages Punishment and Torture. Facts about Torture, and Punishment. Torture was the most common method of extracting information, or confessions from people during the M iddle Ages.
It’s inventor, Perillos of Athens, was searching for a more painful way to execute criminals
A person, or multiple people would be burned alive while locked inside the device.
Being burned is a slow and extremely painful way to be killed. It is believed to be like being boiled alive.
The bull would be made of a metal or brass
A fire would be set under it and the people would roast to death in the town square for all to witness
Victim would be strapped in to the device by both his arms and legs.
As the torturer decides he can pull the lever which tightens the ropes.
As the ropes tighten enough, the victims limbs become dislocated each with there own loud crack, and as he continues, the limbs are torn off which causes a quick death after due to bleeding out.
The torturer would often force the victim to watch others be torn apart to inflict a psychological fear.Rack Torture
Chinese Water Torture
Freezing with water
Dunking was most often used with supposed witches
Having drops of water drip in the same place on the victims head made the victim first be annoyed, followed by he or she going crazy, and then after many hours , perforation (small hole in forehead), and death.
The victim would be placed in an empty cauldron which would be filled with cold water then a fire set below it in order to boil the victim to death.
Freezing with water is where the torturer would strip the victim of all of his or her clothing in the winter and slowly pour water till the victim dies; the body was often left all winter to scare the towns people.
Waterboarding is where water is poured over a cloth covering the face and breathing passages of an immobilized captive, causing the individual to experience the sensation of drowning… caused lung damage, brain damage, and broken bones due to struggling