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Medieval Punishments - a book by Andrews, William

Medieval Punishments

An Illustrated History of Torture

Medieval Punishments( )
Author: Andrews, William
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Skyhorse Publishing Company, Incorporated
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $12.99
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"The brank may be described simply as an iron framework; which was placed on the head, closing it in a kind of cage; it had in front a plate of iron, which, either sharpened or covered with spikes, was so situated as to be placed in the mouth of the victim, and if she attempted to move her tongue in any way whatever, it was certain to be shockingly injured. She thus suffered for telling her mind to some petty tyrant in office, or speaking plainly to a wrong-doer, or for taking...
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