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strappado - Google Search

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During Victorian times, vaginal and uterine prolapse was fairly common because of corsetry.  No worries!  This handy device could help keep it all tucked away!

During Victorian times, vaginal and uterine prolapse was fairly common because of corsetry. No worries! This handy device could help keep it all tucked away!

18th Century: Witches Chair, a torture device intending to cause death by blood loss.

18th Century: Witches Chair, a torture device intending to cause death by blood loss.

Restraints in lunatic asylum. 19th century. If the person wasn't already crazy, they would have been after the torture of asylums.

Restraints in lunatic asylum. 19th century. If the person wasn't already crazy, they would have been after the torture of asylums.

An execution block at the Tower of London, supposedly the block that Catherine Howard, wife of King Henry VIII, used to practise how to lay her head the night before her execution, 13 February 1542. Photograph, 1971.

An execution block at the Tower of London, supposedly the block that Catherine Howard, wife of King Henry VIII, used to practise how to lay her head the night before her execution, 13 February 1542. Photograph, 1971.

Medieval Torture - The Knee Splitter -  Severs the knees and other limbs    http://www.oddee.com/item_96596.aspx

Medieval Torture - The Knee Splitter - Severs the knees and other limbs http://www.oddee.com/item_96596.aspx