We have a love hate relationship with the concept of what medieval torture was really like. On one hand, modern culture is predominantly against torture as a means to gain information or as punishment for crimes. Great pains are often taken to inflict punishment for even despicable and cruel crimes that does not impose undue suffering on the guilty.
The church in the middle ages played a central role in people’s lives as well as the state. The middle ages were a turbulent time marked by wars in which millions of lives were lost. The church played a strong and controversial role during these tumultuous times. The church was a universal, all encompassing institution, … Read more