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Torturous Methods of Execution

10 Most Torturous Methods of Execution - Likes

Called The Catherine Wheel, this device always killed its victim, but did so very slowly. The victim's limbs were tied to the spokes of a large wooden wheel. The wheel was then slowly revolved while the torturer smashed the victims’ limbs with an iron hammer, breaking them in many places.

10 Most Frightening Torture Techniques from the Middle Ages

10 Most Frightening Torture Techniques from the Middle Ages (medieval torture methods) - ODDEE

Breaking wheel with underlays, 18th century

German Breaking or Execution Wheel C, Markisches Museum Berlin

What can I say... I like skeletons. detail from Triumph des Todes, by Peter Bruegel the Elder, circa 1562-1563

paysagemauvais: “ The Triumph of Death, detail - Pieter Bruegel the Elder c. 1562 oil on panel 117 cm × 162 cm Museo del Prado, Madrid ” I have this whole painting framed on my wall.

Breaking wheel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Breaking wheel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Kalimot's Wheel #airesford

A synopsis of witch hunts and witch trials across Europe, including witch tests and real examples of accused witches in France and Scotland.

Disemboweled Feudalism: Most Grim Medieval Tortures: Breaking Wheel

Disemboweled Feudalism: Most Grim Medieval Tortures: Breaking Wheel

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