Very Cruelly Tortures Throughout History. Warning: Skip no. 24 if you're faint of heart

Throughout history, there has been some insanely evil rulers, kings and queens. These individuals incorporated the use of some cruel and bizarre torture devices. Below, you will be able to find more about these devices. Warning: This not for the faint of heart. Carry on if you dare.

1. Heretic's Fork

Very Cruelly Tortures Throughout History. Warning: Skip no. 24 if you're faint of heart



The device was placed between the breast bone and throat just under the chin and secured with a leather strap around the neck, while the victim was hung from the ceiling or otherwise suspended in a way so that they could not lie down. Usually the Heretic's fork was given to people who spoke the lord's name in vain, blasphemers, or liars. This way, the punishment made it nearly impossible for them to talk. Also, a person wearing it couldn't fall asleep. The moment their head dropped with fatigue, the prongs pierced their throat or chest, causing great pain. This very simple instrument created long periods of sleep deprivation. People were awake for days, which made confessions more likely.

Suffice to say, this one looks tremendously torturous. Can you imagine not being able to move your head up or down? As simple as it appears, it would become tremendously painful very quickly.

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