interesting information about Medieval Torture and Punishment, specifically Dislocation,
during the era
Punishment - Dislocation
During the Medieval times inflicting pain and torture was an accepted form of
punishment or interrogation. The cruel and pitiless torturers were induced to inflict the horrors
of torture or punishment, including the Dislocation, on the pitiful prisoners.
Different types of torture or methods of punishment were inflicted, depending on the
crime and the social status of the victim,
using various methods and various types of devices
The Law, Crime,
Torture and Punishment - Dislocation
There were no laws or rules
to protect the treatment of prisoners
who faced torture or punishment, such as the Dislocation.
No matter what the type of torture or punishment
was used it was seen as a totally legitimate means for
justice to extract confessions, obtain the names of accomplices, obtain
testimonies or confessions or to
impose a penalty, sanctioned by law for a wrong committed.
The following description provides facts and information about the Dislocation.
Information about the Dislocation
In France torture by dislocation was practised and described as follows:
At Orleans, for the ordinary
torture the accused was stripped half naked, and his hands were tightly
tied behind his back, with a ring fixed between them. Then by means of a
rope fastened to this ring, they raised the poor man, who had a weight
of one hundred and eighty pounds attached to his feet, a certain height
from the ground. For the extraordinary torture, which then took the name
of 'estrapade' they raised the victim, with two hundred and fifty pounds
attached to his feet, to the ceiling by means of a capstan; he was then
allowed to fall several times successively by jerks to the level of the
ground, by which means his arms and legs were completely dislocated.
Medieval Torture and Punishment - Dislocation
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