Don't get in trouble in the middle ages (Medieval Torture devices) By: nita cervantez

Ordeal by Water

The accuse 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

The accused had to pick up a red hot iron bar and hold it while they walked three or four paces. Their hand was then bandaged.

Ordeal by Combat

Noblemen would fight (usually to the death) in combat with their accuser. The winner of the battle would be considered to be in the right.


For theft the punishment was extra work and fines or the hands of the guilty were cut off.


Murderers were given the death penalty by hanging or beheading.

Which craft

The punishment for witchcraft was strangulation whereas in case of serious offenses witches were also burned at stake.


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