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Torrey Woodcock1999


Informative site containing information on punishment and torture durine the Middle Ages.


Introduction



During the Middle Ages, punishment was the solution to every criminal or social offense ranging from stealing to adultery to heresy. All these areas of medieval punishment had there own means of justice, however the most interesting and most controversial would have to be, the use of torture. Torture is the use of physical or mental pain to obtain information, to punish a person, or to control the members of a group to which the tortured person belongs. The use of torture was at its peak during the Spanish Inquisition (1231-1542). This was a time of social and political change in which the Catholic Church tried to illuminate any conflicting philosophies. The linking pages will inform you on the atrocities of this time period and there affects.




The Tower of London