Creative common punishments of the middle ages

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The thorned ruff.

There were spikes all throughout this ruff.

It was fastened around the victim’s neck and weighed roughly 5 kg.

The neck was penetrated by the spikes. The wearer was unable to lie down for days while the item was left on.

The victim eventually put a stop to the agony and confessed after the skin and flesh around the neck became severely chafed.

Death occurred then, although it was frequently caused by gangrene, blood poisoning, or severe inflammations.

Moreover, the victim finally slipped into a coma.

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