Confession and Death by Torture Experience
  • Edinburgh Fringe

Hosted in our Medieval Torture Exhibition with some instruments from Nuremberg and Bamburg Castles in Germany from the late 1500s and early 1600s. We will graphically explain how these instruments were applied to the helpless victims in order to extract confessions and usually a slow agonising death would follow. The following is only a sample of the devices that we cover and include, the strappado, periwinkles, scavangers daughter, ball-breakers, breast removers, jawbreakers, the wheel, the maiden, red hot poker and lots lots more. These were the popular instruments used by state, monarchy and church!