The Big Book of Pain: Torture and Punishment Through History

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History Press, 2008 - History - 246 pages
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The Big Book of Pain offers a history of the punishments and tortures administered to offenders in all periods for which records exist. They include the peculiar punishments known as the ducking stool, the Scottish maiden, the pillory, the drunkard's cloak and the scold's bridle, and unsavoury punishments such as death by pressing, being hanged, drawn and quartered, and death by boiling.

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Review: The Big Book of Pain: Torture & Punishment Through History

User Review  - Kat Davis - Goodreads

A very interesting book detailing the types of torture device employed through history as well as looking into the concept of torture and it's effectiveness. This book is not as gruesome as it sounds ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rustin - Goodreads

The history of torture. Torture is most prevalent in kingdoms with a weak ruler who fears his people. It was also more prevalent before the 1700s when torture began to be outlawed throughout much of ... Read full review

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Daniel Diehl has collaborated with Mark Donnelly on 18 books and more than 100 hours of documentary television, including programs for the Discovery, History, and Biography channels.

Mark Donnelly has collaborated with Dan Diehl on 18 books and more than 100 hours of documentary television, including programs for the Discovery, History, and Biography channels.

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