The Scavenger's Daughter
interesting information about Medieval Torture and Punishment, specifically
the Scavenger's Daughter,
during the era
Punishment - Scavenger's Daughter
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 Scavenger's Daughter, 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 - Scavenger's Daughter
There were no laws or rules
to protect the treatment of prisoners
who faced torture or punishment, such as the Scavenger's Daughter.
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 Scavenger's Daughter.
Information about the Scavenger's Daughter
The Scavengers Daughter was a device which was invented in England. This
device was designed to have the opposite effect to that of the rack. The
body was compressed as opposed to being stretched. This rack was
invented by the Lieutenant of the Tower of London during the reign of
King Henry VIII of England (1509-1547). The name of the
Lieutenant of the Tower of London during this period was Leonard
Skevington (aka Leonard Skeffington). A derivation of his name led to
the device he initiated, or was the father of - the Scavengers Daughter
although it was first referred to as Skeffington's Irons. The device
consisted of one single iron bar that connected iron shackles closing
round the victim's hands, feet and neck. This rack positioned the head
to the knees of the victim in a sitting position. It compressed
the body as to force the blood from the nose and ears.
Medieval Torture and Punishment - Scavenger's Daughter
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