12 Most Brutal Torture Devices Used In the Medieval Times Which Will Make You Cringe Inside Out

Apr 21, 2016

Humans can be cruel when they want to be. And our ancestors were a master when the subject of cruel punishments is regarded. Here’s a compilation of some of the most torture methods used in the earlier times which will make you cringe inside out. You might wonder exactly how bad it can get. Well, let me tell you, you are definitely in for a surprise.

1. The brazen bull.

Old torture ways

Also regarded as Sicilian Bull, this was made of solid brass having a brass door on one of the sides. The person would be inside this and the fire would be lit beneath the bull. The victim was roasted to death.

2. The tub.

The tub.
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In this, the victim was supposed to sit in a tub which was filled up to their neck with their faces painted with honey and milk so that bees could eat it.

3. The rack.

The rack.
Basically, it was made up of a wooden frame having ropes on both the top and bottom end. The victim’s limbs were stretched until they ripped off from their body.

4. Thumbscrew.

Thumbscrew.
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This machine gradually crushed the fingers and toes of the victim. A head crusher was also built for serving a similar purpose

5. Hereitcs fork.

Hereitcs fork.
Consisting of two pronged forks which were attached to a belt, it was placed on victim’s neck. The victim couldn’t move his head up and down.
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