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Man's Inhumanity to Man

A History of Torture and Execution throughout Time.

''Concrete Shoes''

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/myth/concrete-shoes 4th Dec 2022 - We’ve all seen the practice for it has been featured in MANY Gangster Noir Books and Films since the 1930s. A ‘’Wise Guy’&rsqu …

The ''Infernal Machine''

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/myth/the-infernal-machine 3rd Dec 2022 - Although the term "Infernal Machine" is associated with any type of self-made device used in assassination or murder attempts (coined in 18th and 19th …

Temalacatl

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/myth/temalacatl 3rd Dec 2022 - The Temalacatl was an Ancient Aztec Cultural Practice, most associated with a similar belief among The Ancient Romans. The practice involved a Gladiat …

Black Legend

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/myth/black-legend 29th Nov 2022 - While the term ''Black Legend'' is credited to Historians in the 1890s – it's ''practice'' can be traced back to the 16th Century AD – as …

Holmgang

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/myth/holmgang 29th Nov 2022 - The Holmgang was a Norse ritual akin to ''Trial By Combat'' or a Duel. Ancient Norse Texts tell of the practice being performed as a means of ''settli …

''Crocodile'' Shears

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/myth/crocodile-shears 28th Nov 2022 - Seen in the 15th Century, this Device (sometimes simply known as "Shears"), were made in a "decorative" Crocodile motif. The "teeth" were sharpened ex …

The ''Rat Cage''

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/myth/the-rat-cage 28th Nov 2022 - The ''Rat Cage'' Device and Practice has often fallen into the range of fantasy torture devices and procedures. Some historians claim no such practice …

Racking

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/myth/racking 28th Nov 2022 - The ''Rack'' was a Medieval torture device which consisted of a long wooden frame, slightly raised or inclined from the ground. Wooden rollers were in …

The Stake

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/myth/the-stake 28th Nov 2022 - Death by Involuntary Combustion or being Burnt at The Stake - was perhaps the most popular and infamous of all Medieval forms of torture (next to Draw …

Flaying

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/myth/flaying 28th Nov 2022 - Another practice of torture and execution that is ancient in use, ''Flaying'' involved the act of slowly removing the upper layer of a Victim's skin f …

Pressing

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/myth/pressing 28th Nov 2022 - Another simple and effective method of Torture and Execution, was ''Pressing''. Seen in use around the 14th Century, the procedure was used for such c …

Breaking Wheel

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/myth/breaking-wheel 28th Nov 2022 - Possibly going back to the time of Charlemagne, The ''Breaking Wheel'' was a large  wheel. The Victim was lashed (strapped) to the wheel with the …