Water Torture

Water Torture

  • Interesting Facts and information about Water Torture in the Medieval and Middle Ages
  • Water Torture
  • Torture devices during the Middle Ages
  • Facts, Information and history of tortures
  • Implements used for drowning tortures
  • Medieval Torture Devices And Methods

Water Torture
The Medieval period of the Middle Ages was violent, and blood thirsty. In these barbarous times the cruel and pitiless torturers were induced to inflict the horrors of tortures, including the Water Torture, on prisoners. Torture methods, devices and instruments were used to inflict the deliberate, systematic, cruel and wanton infliction of physical and mental suffering. There were no laws or rules to protect the treatment of prisoners who faced torture, such as the Water Torture. Torture was seen as a totally legitimate means for justice to extract confessions, obtain the names of accomplices, obtain testimonies or confessions.

     
   

Water Torture

Facts and Information about the methods, devices and instruments of drowning tortures used during the
 Medieval period of the Middle Ages

Method of inflicting the Water Torture
Different types of torture were used depending on the victim's crime and social status. There were also different tortures used according to the customs of each country. In France torture by drowning was practised and described as follows:

In Paris, for a long time, the water torture was in use; this was the most easily borne, and the least dangerous. A person undergoing it was tied to a board which was supported horizontally on two trestles. By means of a horn, acting as a funnel, and whilst his nose was being pinched, so as to force him to swallow, they slowly poured four coquemars (about nine pints) of water into his mouth; this was for the ordinary torture. For the extraordinary, double that quantity was poured in . When the torture was ended, the victim was untied, "and taken to be warmed in the kitchen," says the old text.

Water Torture
Each section of this Middle Ages website addresses all topics and provides interesting facts and information about the events and traditions in bygone Medieval times including Water Torture. The Sitemap provides full details of all of the information and facts provided about this terrible but fascinating subject of the Middle Ages!

Water Torture

  • Middle Ages Torture
  • Medieval Methods of Tortures
  • Water Torture
  • Torture devices during the Middle Ages
  • drowning tortures
  • Facts, Information and history of tortures
  • Implements used for tortures
  • Medieval Torture Devices And Methods
  • drowning devices during the Middle Ages

Water Torture

Water Torture - Middle Ages - Devices - Devises - Crime, Punishment And Tortures In The Middle Ages - Dislocation - Methods Of Tortures - Dislocation - devices during the Middle Ages - Devices In The Middle Ages - Torture Instruments In The Middle Ages - Medieval Tortures - Medieval  - Dislocation - Instrument - Instruments - Device - Technique - Techniques - Facts - Information - Info - Water Torture - Machines - Tools - Equipment - Effectiveness - History - Humiliation - Implement - Implements - Medieval Torture - Medieval Torture Devices And Methods - Instrument - Instruments - Device - Technique - Techniques - Facts - Information - Info - Dungeon - Machines - Tools - Equipment - Effectiveness - History - Humiliation - Implement - Implements - Devises - Water Torture - Written By Linda Alchin