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Top 10 Torturing devices used in Early days

Top 10 Torturing devices used in Early days

Here is the Top 10 Torturing devices used in Early days

 

10.Killing Fork

Top 10 Torturing devices used in Early days

Top 10 Torturing devices used in Early days

  • This torture device consisted of a metal piece with two opposed bi-pronged forks attached to a belt or strap.
  • One end of the device was pushed under the chin, the other to the sternum, and the strap was used to secure the victim’s neck to the tool while the victim hung from the ceiling or was somehow suspended so that they could not sleep.
  • If their heads dropped, the prongs would pierce their throat and chest.

 

9.Neck Torture

Top 10 Torturing devices used in Early days

Top 10 Torturing devices used in Early days

  • Humiliating and painful, this punishment was something of an endurance test where the victim would be hooked into a neck device, either made of metal or wood, which prevented the victim from adjusting into a comfortable position.
  • The cruelty of this punishment lie within the fact that they were unable to lie down, eat, or lower their head for days!

 

8.The Cradle

Top 10 Torturing devices used in Early days

Top 10 Torturing devices used in Early days

  • Closely related to impalement, this gruesome punishment entailed having the victim sit on the pyramid-shaped cradle, after which they would be forced down on it by ropes with the intent of stretching the victim’s orifice over a long period of time, slowly impaling them.
  • To add to the overall humiliation, the victim was usually naked and the device was rarely washed. So if the torture did not kill you, the infection contracted from it would.

 

7.Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden

  • This torture device consisted of an iron cabinet with a hinged front and spike-covered interior, sufficient enough to enclose a human being. Once inside its conical frame, the victim would be unable to move due to the great number of steel spikes impaling them from every direction. The interrogator would scream questions at the victim while poking them with jagged edges.

 

6.Guillotine

Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden

  • One of the most notorious forms of executions, the guillotine was made of a razor sharp blade attached to a rope.
  • The victim’s head was placed in the middle of the frame as the blade dropped, severing the victim’s head from the body.
  • Since the decapitation was considered to be an instant and painless event (at least less painful than the other torture methods), it was often considered the most humane method of execution.

 

5.The Iron Chair

Top 10 Torturing devices used in Early days

Top 10 Torturing devices used in Early days

  • Also known as the Judas Chair, it was a terrible, intimidating torture device that was added to dungeons in the Middle Ages.
  • Used until the 1800′s in Europe, this chair was layered with 500 to 1,500 spikes on every surface with tight straps to restrain its victim.
  • Made of iron, it can also contain spaces for heating elements beneath the seat.
  • It was often used to scare people into giving confessions as they watched others being tortured on the device.

 

4.Breast Ripper

Top 10 Torturing devices used in Early days

Top 10 Torturing devices used in Early days

  • Though women were also subject to many of the torture techniques on this page, this is one that was specifically designed for them.
  • Used to cause major blood loss, the claws, which were often red hot, would be placed on the exposed breasts as the spikes penetrated beneath the skin.
  • It would then be pulled or jerked causing large chunks of flesh to come off with it.

 

3.Spanish Donkey

Top 10 Torturing devices used in Early days

Top 10 Torturing devices used in Early days

  • One of the torture devices during the Spanish Inquisition, this is probably one of the most gruesome of them all.
  • The victim is put astride, naked, on a donkey-like apparatus.
  • Which is actually a vertical wooden board with a sharp V-wedge on top of it.
  • After that, the torturer would add varying weights to the victim’s feet.
  • Until finally the wedge sliced through the victim’s body.

 

2.Saw Torture

Top 10 Torturing devices used in Early days

Top 10 Torturing devices used in Early days

  • The victim is hung upside down.
  • So that the blood will rush to their heads and keep them conscious during the long torture.
  • The torturer would then saw through the victims’ bodies until they were completely sawed in half. Most were cut up only in their abdomen to prolong their agony.

 

1.Hanged, Drawn, and Quartered

Top 10 Torturing devices used in Early days

Top 10 Torturing devices used in Early days

  • During medieval times, the penalty for high treason in England was to be hanged.
  • Drawn and quartered in public and though it was abolished in 1814.
  • It has been responsible for the death of thousands of people.
  • In this torture technique, the victim is dragged in a wooden frame called a hurdle to the place of execution.
  • They would then be hanged by the neck for a short period of time until they are near-death (hanged).
  • Followed by disembowelment and castration where the entrails and genitalia are burned in front of the victim (drawn).
  • The victim will be divided into four separate parts and beheaded

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