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 became dominant in Europe following the fall of the Roman Empire. The only religion recognized in Middle Ages Europe was Christianity and specifically Catholicism. Christianity in the middle ages dominated the lives of both peasants and the nobility. Religious institutors including the Church and the monasteries became wealthy and influential given the fact … Read more Christianity In The Middle Ages