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The Rack

16 Of The Most Fucked-Up Torture Methods From History

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The Witch’s Chair: definitely no armchair ride Image via: Rapid Library

medieval torture boot used for “foot roasting”  || Boiling oil or water was held in the boot (made of riveted iron sheet) during torture. The boot was filled with a cold liquid & then heated with the foot inside till scalding, possibly explaining why the boot's sole is so worn. The torturer could also pour boiling oil or water straight into the boot. ~ 16th century ∞

Medieval torture boot used for “foot roasting” ~ century: Boiling oil or…

A rare 17th century torture mask with a cage of hinged straps locking at the back of the collar and incorporating a mouth pipe.

A rare century torture mask with a cage of hinged straps locking at the back of the collar and incorporating a mouth pipe.

Máscara de tortura medieval.

Máscara de tortura medieval.

The Spanish spider - This object had long metal claws, which were heated before it was fixed onto a woman’s breast. If piercing soft flesh with a searing hot metal wasn’t enough, the breast was then ripped off a woman’s chest violently. This was the penalty for adultery or deliberate miscarriage of justice.

Medieval torture device, known as a Spanish Spider. An instrument of the torture dungeon used to inflict pain and punishment. It is forced down on soft fleshy parts of the body. Then when pulled up the points close, tearing out a chunk of flesh.

Torture Wheel - Reserved for hated criminals, the victims were tied to the spokes. The torturer would then rotate the wheel while hitting the victim with an iron rod.

All kinds of Medival torture devices found in Catholic church dungeons,;one of them the torture wheel: The victims were tied to the spokes.The torturer would then rotate the wheel while hitting the victim with an iron rod.

The Heretic’s Fork

16 Of The Most Fucked-Up Torture Methods From History

The insides of the blades were generously lined with teeth or spikes. After being heated red-hot, the crocodile shears were applied to the erect penis, which—once exposed to sufficient tension—was torn from the prisoner’s body; or at the very least leading to severe arterial bleeding.

Crocodile Shears Often used to mutilate those who would attempt to assassinate the king, this iron pincer was heated red-hot before being used to clamp down on the victim’s appendages and tearing.

La silla

The Chair of Torture – There are many variants of the chair. They all have one thing in common: spikes cover the back, arm-rests, seat, leg-rests and foot-rests. The number of spikes in one of these.

The Rack - Middle-ages torture device. 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 inducing excruciating pain. If stretched too far, cartilage, ligaments, or bones snapped...

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그뤤베르크의 처녀

The dark side of the Middle Ages The "Iron Maiden," in an image from Nuremberg c. This was an instrument of torture which was lined with spikes that would pierce the unfortunate wearer when the doors were closed.

Possibly The Oldest Recipe Ever… 300 Year Old Recipe For A Mostaccoli Cookie.  A Southern Italy Favorite.

Possibly The Oldest Cookie Recipe Ever… 300 Year Old Recipe For A Mostaccoli Cookie. A Southern Italy Favorite. Make with your favorite Missouri red wine!

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