What was torture really like in the Middle Ages? Everyone knows, or thinks they know, that torture was an integral part of medieval life, but many of our beliefs are really myths. Larissa ‘Kat’ Tracy joins Danièle to talk about iron maidens, dungeons, executions and more.
Larissa ‘Kat’ Tracy is Professor of Medieval Literature at Longwood University. Among her books is Torture and Brutality in Medieval Literature: Negotiations of National Identity; Heads Will Roll: Decapitation in the Medieval and Early Modern Imagination; Wounds and Wound Repair in Medieval Culture; and Medieval and Early Modern Murder. Her next book is Treason: Medieval and Early Modern Adultery, Betrayal, and Shame.
You can visit Kat’s website Memento Medievalia: Remembering the Middle Ages
See also her piece Flaying in the Middle Ages on Medievalists.net
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