Medieval torture device, known as a Spanish Spider. An instrument of the torture dungeon used to inflict pain and punishment. It is forced down on soft fleshy parts of the body. Then when pulled up the points close, tearing out a chunk of flesh.
Hot iron shoes - Two iron shoes, heated burning hot, were placed on a victim’s feet. They were forced to walk around with them, causing severe pain and burning in their feet. These were used more as a "confession and redemption through pain" type torture.
The Middle Ages were the golden age of torture techniques and devices that inflicted horrible pain. Meet 10 of the most horrible medieval torture techniques, presented by our guest author David Morton.