Saturday, October 23, 2010

It's about to get medieval up in here!

Starting today I'll be posting medieval stuff, from warfare to torture devices!
1) The Heretics Fork

This thing is practically the definition of pain! It consisted of nothing more than a leather belt and a long piece of metal molded into the shape of a double sided fork. It was used mainly during the Spanish Inquisition. It was used to get confessions from suspected criminals. The suspected criminal would have this device wrapped around their neck with one end of the metal barbs sticking in their chest and the other end under their chin. They would also be suspended somehow so they could not lie down. The victim would be awake for days on end. The victim would also be forced to mouth the word “abiuro” which means (I recant). If they could not say it then they would be burned alive or hanged.

19 comments:

  1. Eh, can't really modify effectively simple torture devices.

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  2. Ow. That thing would definitely make me talk haha.

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  3. dude i eat prawns with that fork

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  4. I dunno why but I've always love medieval torture devices, they were just so well thought out.

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  5. That certainly looks unpleasant!

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  6. dude wtf. Starring in the next nightmares

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  7. It would suck if you actually had no clue about what they asked you about.

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  8. Good thing they don't have stuff like that anymore lol

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  9. All the poor people who had to endure that, and we think we have it tough.

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  10. yeah some nice fine folk there in the dark ages of the catholic church

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