The Top 10 Types of Medieval Torture Historical Events
10  items 531,846 views by  more info

The Top 10 Types of Medieval Torture

List of gross torture methods used in medieval times. These medieval torture devices were some of the most sadistic machines in history, used to inflict anguish on convicts, hostages, and disagreeable folks. They call them horrific torture devices, but I can think of several people who could stand a few hours on/in at least a few of them.

Pens out, please.
</>
  1. Tip: Navigate with your left and right arrow keys
    1

    The Judas Cradle

    «
    »
    The Judas Cradle, a medieval torture where the victim would be placed on top of a pyramid-like seat. The victim's feet were tied to each other in a way that moving one leg would force the other to move as well - increasing pain.

    The triangular-shaped end of the Judas cradle was inserted in the victim's anus or vagina. This torture could last anywhere from a few hours to complete days.

    While loss of blood really wasn't a risk, the device was never cleaned, so victims died of infection: Bacteria, blood, pus, discharge... Well, you get the point.

     l< << PREV 1 of 10 NEXT >>

got a blog or website?

embed this list

viewers of this list also saw

more popular lists