"My" Swedish Adventure ~ Resan ~ Torture Chamber ~ Post 35
"My" Swedish Adventure ~ Förbereda (Preparing)
We are starting to finish up at the Tower of London with one final section to check out. Look at the line for the Torture Chamber!
I wasn't sure I wanted to go through this, but the line must be there for a reason. I imaged it must be worth it. What kind of things would there be in this building? Maybe things I'd rather not envision.
I typed what the sign says below the photo in case it is difficult for anyone to read.
"Besides the Rack, the principal kind of torture in England is called the "Scavenger's Daughter." It is the complete opposite of the rack…The prisoner's body is folded into three, with the shins up against the thighs and the thighs against the stomach. The torturer then forces the ends of two iron bows together and locks the prisoner inside, almost crushing his body with a hellish compression. This is an inhumane torture, in every way, worse than the rack…"
Walking around the grounds themselves, I think if I ran across these below, that would have been torture enough for me!
Interesting swap of numbers…and years.
And, with that, we leave the Tower of London.
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