Medieval Torture Devices By: brittney Kreitler

Ordeal by Water

They accused had their hands and feet tied together. They were then thrown into water. If they floated they were guilty but if they sank they were innocent.

Ordeal by Fire

They had to pick up a red hot iron bar while they walked a few paces. Then their hands were bandaged. After three days they came back to court, if their hands were healing they were innocent, but if they were not healing they were assumed guilty.

Ordeal by Combat

Noble men would fight to the death so the winner of the battle would be in the right.

Trial by Ordeal

The person accused of the crime had to face trial to see if they were guilty or not.

Trial by Jury

All the people would be separated into groups called a, “tithing.” After this the group would make sure that no one broke the law and if they did they would go to court. The Lord’s Stewart and 12 random juries were chosen to collect evidence to decide whether the victim is guilty or not.

Ducking stool

The person who is accused of the crime is put on a chair and is tied to a pole and then be thrown in the river.

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