What were dungeons like? Description?
Who were thrown into dungeons?
Were Instruments of Torture used on the unfortunate Castle
What was the Origin, Meaning or Definition of the Dungeon in
Instruments of Torture used in the Castle Dungeon
The Castle Dungeon was a terrifying prison. In extreme
circumstances the Dungeon was also used as a place to torture
prisoners - there screams could not be easily heard anywhere
else in the Castle. The Instruments of torture used on Medieval
Prisoners included Branding Irons, the Rack, the Scavenger's
Daughter, the Collar. Other types of torture included Whipping,
Pressing, Boiling in oil water or lead, Starvation and Cutting
off various items of the anatomy - hands, ears etc
Castle Dungeon - Part of a Medieval Castle
The Castle Dungeons was introduced with Plantagenet castles
during the Medieval period 1154 - 1485. The most prolific of the
castle builders were the Plantagenet English King, Edward I.
These great old castles were built for Medieval warfare and
defence and new parts of the castle were designed accordingly
including a prison for any captives!