Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Background Information on Medieval Torture

In the dark ages torture was used on;

- Spies

- Traitors or thieves

- Rebellious people

- Witch craft

- Military disobedience

- People guilty of sodomy

- Women guilty of adultery

- People guilty of incest or sexual union with Satan

- Heretical preachers

- Blasphemers

When a person was to receive punishment it was mainly given in the town’s main square, to communicate to the villages what would happen if they committed certain crimes.

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