20 Medieval Methods of Torment That'll Shock You


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Throughout all of history there has always been a method to torturing and humans always thought of different ways to bring pain to the ones they hated. Here are twenty different torture techniques that were used throughout time. From the iron maiden to the burning stake there are many ways for humans to kill each other, and shows you how brutal humans were back in the day. 

The iron maiden

Well preserved iron maidens.

The iron maiden was a torture device that was invented in Germany around the 14th century, this was a steel cabinet large enough to fit humans in it and its interior was filled with spikes. People would be locked up in these for days on end and was a very feared torture device by everyone. It was said that the tortured souls would have the spikes slowly impaled into them everyday until they perished. 

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