In 12th century torture became an integral part of all capital legal proceedings. Also, it was often practiced by the inquisition in most European countries in cases of heresy, blasphemy, adultery and many other similar ‘crimes against God’. Beside common means of torture like beating, suocating and burning Roman-Catholic Church used others, more depraved ways of extracting confessions and execution of its victims…
1. The Breast Ripper
Inquisition used breast rippers almost exclusively on women. Victims that were acussed and
condemned for adultery, heresy, witchcraft and blasphemy were often treated with this hellish pronged-like device whose main purpose was to tear breasts o the chest.