Medieval Torture Chloe heberlie

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. After three days they had to return to the court where the bandages were removed. If the wound was beginning to heal they were innocent but if the wound showed no sign of healing then they were pronounced Guilty.

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

Flogging-punishment for people not working hard enough whereas the people accused of cheating and drunkenness were put in the stocks or pillory.

Stocks-held people's ankles whereas the pillory held their heads and wrists

Inquisition chair-Was a whole bunch of spikes poking into you

Gallows-Was a thing to hang the person being accused

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Created with images by JamesDeMers - "pillory device punishment"

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