Medieval Torture Devices By Dakota Carron

What is a Pillory

This is a piece of wood or metal framing. It has a hole for both hand and your head. It is primarily used for punishment in public. Sometime these were used for physical abuse

The Ordeal by Water

If your were accused you 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.

The Ordeal by Fire

They would make you hold a red hot iron bar and the would bandage it if the wound was healing then innocent if not guilty

The Ordeal by Combat

If you had been accused of something you would fight with the accuser whoever won was pronounced the winner

The Kings court

If there was someone that was being accused they would go to the king's court so that they would have to do one of the above for being proven innocent or guilty

Manorial court

Manorial court was a court that they would have to get pesents into groups and would tell if the tilthy had broken the law them were tried for it. The Jury is chosen by the peasants.


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