The Top 10 Types of Medieval Torture Historical Events
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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, like the Judas cradle, pear of anguish, and Spanish donkey torture that were used to inflict anguish on convicts, hostages, and disagreeable folks. History books call them horrific forms of  torture, but I can think of several people who could stand a few hours on/in at least a few of these devices. . . just kidding, of course. Read through this list of horrifying types of medieval punishment and be thankful that you were more a couple millennia after their presence. 

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    The Judas Cradle

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    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.

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