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During this report I give numerous examples of Medieval PunishmentTorture I have to give extra credit to the web sites I found on Torture Some give such excellent descriptions of the use of torture devises that changing them or rewriting them would totally ruin the whole picture they exemplify His weeping wife stood on a stool and kissed his poor pilloried face and when his ears were cut off she placed them in a clean handkerchief and took them away with emotions unspeakable and undying love Although some societies still use ancient forms of harsh physical punishment punishments have also evolved along with civilization and have become less cruel Punishments range in severity depending on the crime with the most severe forms applied to individuals whom commit the most serious crimes Everything from pillories stocks to more gruesome forms like the Breast Ripper The Pear Brank Fork and Paw The first thing I would like to start with is the definition of torture Torture Infliction of severe physical pain as means of punishment or coercion Excruciation physical or mental pain to subject person or animal to torture Especially severe pain inflicted judicially either as punishment for a crime or for the purpose of extorting a confessing from an accused person as by water or fire by the boot or thumb kin or by the rack or wheel Unbearable physical pain torment emotionally or mentally I need to put a warning on this report before I go on Some of the torture which was used is obscene and offensivePillory also known as the stretch neck is a wood frame work on a post with holes for the head and hands in which offenders were formerly locked to be exposed to public scorn as punishment to expose to ridicule and abuse to put in a pillory as punishment 1405 in England act of parliament was passed it states that in larger towns unless they
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