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IRON BOOTSTorture shoes are instruments of suffering designed to injure, compress, and deform one’s lower extremities. A...
10/08/2021

IRON BOOTS

Torture shoes are instruments of suffering designed to injure, compress, and deform one’s lower extremities. At different times, and in various countries, these tools varied in style and form. There was an original steel model that resembled a shoe. The size deliberately didn’t match the foot’s length, and the prisoner was fastened into the shoe via special screws. First and foremost these iron boots were instruments of public shaming. The shoe was supplied with a bell and criminals were forced to walk the streets in them.

IRON BOOTS

Torture shoes are instruments of suffering designed to injure, compress, and deform one’s lower extremities. At different times, and in various countries, these tools varied in style and form. There was an original steel model that resembled a shoe. The size deliberately didn’t match the foot’s length, and the prisoner was fastened into the shoe via special screws. First and foremost these iron boots were instruments of public shaming. The shoe was supplied with a bell and criminals were forced to walk the streets in them.

10/07/2021
Listen to your mom!
10/05/2021

Listen to your mom!

Listen to your mom!

The largest interactive Medieval Torture Museum in the U.S.Welcome, if you're brave enough!Buy tickets ONLINE here - htt...
10/05/2021

The largest interactive Medieval Torture Museum in the U.S.
Welcome, if you're brave enough!
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The largest interactive Medieval Torture Museum in the U.S.
Welcome, if you're brave enough!
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ANTI-MASTURBATION RINGSThis device was invented in Victorian England for males were worn to wean young boys away from ma...
10/04/2021

ANTI-MASTURBATION RINGS

This device was invented in Victorian England for males were worn to wean young boys away from ma********ng. In those days it was customary to assume that ma********ng lead to blindness, insanity, sudden death, and other dire consequences. These devices were made of metal, sometimes supplied with studs, and most were just very tight and prevented full erections.

ANTI-MASTURBATION RINGS

This device was invented in Victorian England for males were worn to wean young boys away from ma********ng. In those days it was customary to assume that ma********ng lead to blindness, insanity, sudden death, and other dire consequences. These devices were made of metal, sometimes supplied with studs, and most were just very tight and prevented full erections.

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09/30/2021

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I never really liked this job...
09/28/2021

I never really liked this job...

I never really liked this job...

The largest interactive Medieval Torture Museum in the U.S.Welcome, if you're brave enough!Buy tickets ONLINE here - htt...
09/27/2021

The largest interactive Medieval Torture Museum in the U.S.
Welcome, if you're brave enough!
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The largest interactive Medieval Torture Museum in the U.S.
Welcome, if you're brave enough!
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The largest interactive Medieval Torture Museum in the U.S.Welcome, if you're brave enough!Buy tickets ONLINE here - htt...
09/27/2021

The largest interactive Medieval Torture Museum in the U.S.
Welcome, if you're brave enough!
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The largest interactive Medieval Torture Museum in the U.S.
Welcome, if you're brave enough!
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When you tell friends you're done drinking for today
09/27/2021

When you tell friends you're done drinking for today

When you tell friends you're done drinking for today

Travelers choice!
09/24/2021

Travelers choice!

Travelers choice!

09/23/2021
HERETIC’S FORKThis tool of punishment is a double sided fork with sharp tines on each end. The phrase “I RENOUNCE” was e...
09/22/2021

HERETIC’S FORK

This tool of punishment is a double sided fork with sharp tines on each end. The phrase “I RENOUNCE” was engraved on the fork. Design of such “Forks” is simple. The fork had sharp tines on both ends. So that two tines would pierce the neck near the chin, two near the sternum. Attempts at speaking result in abrupt pain. Even persistent heretics of the Church would confess if they were made to stay in this contraption for a long period of time. Often, such torture was dramatized as the prelude to auto-de-fa’s (prolonged Inquisition verdict sessions), after which the heretics were burned at the Stake in public view.

HERETIC’S FORK

This tool of punishment is a double sided fork with sharp tines on each end. The phrase “I RENOUNCE” was engraved on the fork. Design of such “Forks” is simple. The fork had sharp tines on both ends. So that two tines would pierce the neck near the chin, two near the sternum. Attempts at speaking result in abrupt pain. Even persistent heretics of the Church would confess if they were made to stay in this contraption for a long period of time. Often, such torture was dramatized as the prelude to auto-de-fa’s (prolonged Inquisition verdict sessions), after which the heretics were burned at the Stake in public view.

TORTURE BOOTSThe term boot refers to a family of instruments of torture and interrogation variously designed to cause cr...
09/21/2021

TORTURE BOOTS

The term boot refers to a family of instruments of torture and interrogation variously designed to cause crushing injuries to the foot and/or leg. The boot has taken many forms in various places and times. Common varieties include the Spanish boot (sometimes referred to as scarpines) and the Malay boot. One type was made of four pieces of narrow wooden board nailed together. The boards were measured to fit the victim's leg. Once the leg was enclosed, wedges would be hammered between the boards, creating pressure. The pressure would be increased until the victim confessed or lost consciousness. Newer variants have included iron vises - sometimes armed with spikes - that squeezed feet and metal frames employed red-hot.

TORTURE BOOTS

The term boot refers to a family of instruments of torture and interrogation variously designed to cause crushing injuries to the foot and/or leg. The boot has taken many forms in various places and times. Common varieties include the Spanish boot (sometimes referred to as scarpines) and the Malay boot. One type was made of four pieces of narrow wooden board nailed together. The boards were measured to fit the victim's leg. Once the leg was enclosed, wedges would be hammered between the boards, creating pressure. The pressure would be increased until the victim confessed or lost consciousness. Newer variants have included iron vises - sometimes armed with spikes - that squeezed feet and metal frames employed red-hot.

09/20/2021
WICKER MANA wicker man was a large wicker statue reportedly used by the ancient Druids for sacrifice by burning it in ef...
09/17/2021

WICKER MAN

A wicker man was a large wicker statue reportedly used by the ancient Druids for sacrifice by burning it in effigy.
The main evidence for this practice is one sentence in Julius Caesar's Commentary on the Gallic war. Caesar reports that some of the Gauls built the effigies out of sticks and placed living men inside, then set them on fire to pay tribute to the gods. Caesar writes that though the Druids generally used those found guilty of crimes deserving death, as they pleased the gods more, they sometimes used slaves and thralls when no delinquents could be found.

WICKER MAN

A wicker man was a large wicker statue reportedly used by the ancient Druids for sacrifice by burning it in effigy.
The main evidence for this practice is one sentence in Julius Caesar's Commentary on the Gallic war. Caesar reports that some of the Gauls built the effigies out of sticks and placed living men inside, then set them on fire to pay tribute to the gods. Caesar writes that though the Druids generally used those found guilty of crimes deserving death, as they pleased the gods more, they sometimes used slaves and thralls when no delinquents could be found.

PUNISHMENT FOR DRUNKARDSIn 1655, John Willis claimed that in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, “he hath seen men drove up an...
09/15/2021

PUNISHMENT FOR DRUNKARDS

In 1655, John Willis claimed that in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, “he hath seen men drove up and down the streets with a great tub or barrel opened in the sides, with a hole in one end to put through their heads, and so cover their shoulders and bodies, down to the small of their legs, and then close the same, called the newfangled cloak, and so make them march to the view of all beholders; and this is their punishments for drunkards and the like.

PUNISHMENT FOR DRUNKARDS

In 1655, John Willis claimed that in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, “he hath seen men drove up and down the streets with a great tub or barrel opened in the sides, with a hole in one end to put through their heads, and so cover their shoulders and bodies, down to the small of their legs, and then close the same, called the newfangled cloak, and so make them march to the view of all beholders; and this is their punishments for drunkards and the like.

EX*****ON OF URBAIN GRANDIERUrbain Grandier received an excellent education at a Jesuit college in Bordeaux. At 27, he h...
09/14/2021

EX*****ON OF URBAIN GRANDIER

Urbain Grandier received an excellent education at a Jesuit college in Bordeaux. At 27, he had already become a priest in one of the temples of the city of Luden.
He openly protested against the policy of Cardinal Richelieu and had a reputation as a Libertine. In 1632, a group of Ursuline nuns accused Grandier of allegedly making a deal with the devil regarding the Nuns by throwing a bouquet of flowers over the monastery wall.
Grandier was arrested under the personal order of Cardinal Richelieu and interrogated. Under the influence of a red-hot iron, Urban admitted that he had made a contract with Satan, Lucifer, Astarot, Leviathan, and Beelzebub to get "the love of women, the flowers of virginity, the mercy of monarchs, honor, pleasure, and power." On August 18, 1634, Urbain Grandier was burned alive.

EX*****ON OF URBAIN GRANDIER

Urbain Grandier received an excellent education at a Jesuit college in Bordeaux. At 27, he had already become a priest in one of the temples of the city of Luden.
He openly protested against the policy of Cardinal Richelieu and had a reputation as a Libertine. In 1632, a group of Ursuline nuns accused Grandier of allegedly making a deal with the devil regarding the Nuns by throwing a bouquet of flowers over the monastery wall.
Grandier was arrested under the personal order of Cardinal Richelieu and interrogated. Under the influence of a red-hot iron, Urban admitted that he had made a contract with Satan, Lucifer, Astarot, Leviathan, and Beelzebub to get "the love of women, the flowers of virginity, the mercy of monarchs, honor, pleasure, and power." On August 18, 1634, Urbain Grandier was burned alive.

09/13/2021
Buy tickets ONLINE here - https://bit.ly/3nph70uMedieval Torture Museum in St.Augustine, FLThe largest interactive Medie...
09/10/2021

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Medieval Torture Museum in St.Augustine, FL
The largest interactive Medieval Torture museum in the U.S.
Welcome, if you're brave enough!

Buy tickets ONLINE here - https://bit.ly/3nph70u
Medieval Torture Museum in St.Augustine, FL
The largest interactive Medieval Torture museum in the U.S.
Welcome, if you're brave enough!

The invention of demo version😬
09/10/2021

The invention of demo version😬

The invention of demo version😬

Buy tickets ONLINE here - https://bit.ly/3E7IeDpMedieval Torture Museum in St.Augustine, FLThe largest interactive Medie...
09/10/2021

Buy tickets ONLINE here - https://bit.ly/3E7IeDp
Medieval Torture Museum in St.Augustine, FL
The largest interactive Medieval Torture museum in the U.S.
Welcome, if you're brave enough!

Buy tickets ONLINE here - https://bit.ly/3E7IeDp
Medieval Torture Museum in St.Augustine, FL
The largest interactive Medieval Torture museum in the U.S.
Welcome, if you're brave enough!

09/09/2021
ANCHOROtto Schwartz was arrested on suspicion of spying. He spent 6 months in solitary confinement. After the Congress o...
09/08/2021

ANCHOR

Otto Schwartz was arrested on suspicion of spying. He spent 6 months in solitary confinement. After the Congress of Vienna in 1813, he and other prisoners of the regime of Napoleon were released. But Otto's short temper played a cruel joke on him. He was rude to the one of guards, who escorted him to the amnesty chamber. To teach Schwartz humility, he was chained to "anchor" for a week. And now here he is - sitting on the barrel with his head bowed to his knees. His ankles and neck are rubbed with iron hoops. This is a specialy humiliating for Otto who was so always proud of his perfect posture. He has a burning pain from constant tension in his neck and back, the muscles of his arms and legs go numb. His whole body cramps but any attempt to change position or relax leads to even more pain. Twice a day the warders remove the "anchor" so he can feel the difference.

ANCHOR

Otto Schwartz was arrested on suspicion of spying. He spent 6 months in solitary confinement. After the Congress of Vienna in 1813, he and other prisoners of the regime of Napoleon were released. But Otto's short temper played a cruel joke on him. He was rude to the one of guards, who escorted him to the amnesty chamber. To teach Schwartz humility, he was chained to "anchor" for a week. And now here he is - sitting on the barrel with his head bowed to his knees. His ankles and neck are rubbed with iron hoops. This is a specialy humiliating for Otto who was so always proud of his perfect posture. He has a burning pain from constant tension in his neck and back, the muscles of his arms and legs go numb. His whole body cramps but any attempt to change position or relax leads to even more pain. Twice a day the warders remove the "anchor" so he can feel the difference.

09/07/2021
Bad omen...
09/06/2021

Bad omen...

Bad omen...

Terrifying torture😮Dentist's office 1892.
09/03/2021

Terrifying torture😮Dentist's office 1892.

Terrifying torture😮Dentist's office 1892.

What do you think about at the age of 30?
09/02/2021

What do you think about at the age of 30?

What do you think about at the age of 30?

5 facts about the Death Penalty in the United States1) First man to ever be executed in the British colony of North Amer...
09/01/2021

5 facts about the Death Penalty in the United States

1) First man to ever be executed in the British colony of North America was Captain George Kendall. He was shot in 1608 for espionage in favor of Spain.

2) The record of the most of death sentences belongs to Texas. From 1976 to 2014, there have been 522 people executed.

3) The death penalty is prohibited in 24 states. Michigan abolished it first in 1846.

4) Before the invention of the Electric Chair, the most common method of ex*****on was hanging.

5) The United States currently allows hanging, the Electric Chair, the Gas Chamber, Lethal Injection and shooting as methods of ex*****on.

5 facts about the Death Penalty in the United States

1) First man to ever be executed in the British colony of North America was Captain George Kendall. He was shot in 1608 for espionage in favor of Spain.

2) The record of the most of death sentences belongs to Texas. From 1976 to 2014, there have been 522 people executed.

3) The death penalty is prohibited in 24 states. Michigan abolished it first in 1846.

4) Before the invention of the Electric Chair, the most common method of ex*****on was hanging.

5) The United States currently allows hanging, the Electric Chair, the Gas Chamber, Lethal Injection and shooting as methods of ex*****on.

08/31/2021
Manual Decapitation

MANUAL DECAPITATION

Manual decapitation by a sword was an ex*****on for noble people. It could only be performed by a professional who was dexterous enough to chop off the head at once, without causing unnecessary pain to the sentenced person.

TONGUE NAILINGNo one could call Francois Bode a chatty man. He did not like gossip and very rarely discussed politics an...
08/30/2021

TONGUE NAILING

No one could call Francois Bode a chatty man. He did not like gossip and very rarely discussed politics and faith. Once he just was not lucky. He was walking along the market in an upbeat mood and told a fish dealer a new political joke. To his luck the merchant did not laugh but Francois was seized by the guards passing by. He was accused of insulting a noble person and only because sincere repentance, he got a sentence of moderate severity.
Francois was numb with fear. The ex*****oner had to grab his hair, and lean his chin against the pillar. In order not to lose his teeth the poor man opened his mouth and stuck out his tongue. A quick drop of hammer and a large forged nail punches the flesh and enters the pillar. François moans with pain and stomps his feet feebly.
He stood there for 6 hours. He must stand 6 hours more if the hangman does not decide to go to bed a couple of hours earlier.

TONGUE NAILING

No one could call Francois Bode a chatty man. He did not like gossip and very rarely discussed politics and faith. Once he just was not lucky. He was walking along the market in an upbeat mood and told a fish dealer a new political joke. To his luck the merchant did not laugh but Francois was seized by the guards passing by. He was accused of insulting a noble person and only because sincere repentance, he got a sentence of moderate severity.
Francois was numb with fear. The ex*****oner had to grab his hair, and lean his chin against the pillar. In order not to lose his teeth the poor man opened his mouth and stuck out his tongue. A quick drop of hammer and a large forged nail punches the flesh and enters the pillar. François moans with pain and stomps his feet feebly.
He stood there for 6 hours. He must stand 6 hours more if the hangman does not decide to go to bed a couple of hours earlier.

HAND TORTURESIt was a common practice to resort to torturing the hand in order to gather information or a confession. Vi...
08/27/2021

HAND TORTURES

It was a common practice to resort to torturing the hand in order to gather information or a confession. Victims are often petty criminals and thieves, though sometimes heretics and witches. In the Middle Ages, the cruel mangling of the arms was often employed since it did not require complex equipment or special training.
Hands were mangled in a variety of ways. Nail torture, burning, severing fingers, crushing knuckles, and twisting digits. The mangled hands of former thieves, racketeers, bribe-takers, and debtors forever remind the victims of the crimes they committed.

HAND TORTURES

It was a common practice to resort to torturing the hand in order to gather information or a confession. Victims are often petty criminals and thieves, though sometimes heretics and witches. In the Middle Ages, the cruel mangling of the arms was often employed since it did not require complex equipment or special training.
Hands were mangled in a variety of ways. Nail torture, burning, severing fingers, crushing knuckles, and twisting digits. The mangled hands of former thieves, racketeers, bribe-takers, and debtors forever remind the victims of the crimes they committed.

MODERN TORTURES. TUCKER'S TELEPHONEIn 1960, doctors of Arkansas Tucker State Prison began to use the device, which becam...
08/25/2021

MODERN TORTURES. TUCKER'S TELEPHONE

In 1960, doctors of Arkansas Tucker State Prison began to use the device, which became known as Tucker's telephone. Around the prisoner’s big toe was wrapped a grounding wire, while the wire supplying electricity would be attached to his ge****ls. Then a wire was connected to the telephone. When the phone received a call, an electrical charge passed through the prisoner's ge****ls. Tucker's phone was banned in the 1970s.

MODERN TORTURES. TUCKER'S TELEPHONE

In 1960, doctors of Arkansas Tucker State Prison began to use the device, which became known as Tucker's telephone. Around the prisoner’s big toe was wrapped a grounding wire, while the wire supplying electricity would be attached to his ge****ls. Then a wire was connected to the telephone. When the phone received a call, an electrical charge passed through the prisoner's ge****ls. Tucker's phone was banned in the 1970s.

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