A Snippet From the Book I’m Enjoying

04 Sep

Describing the trial and condemnation of six witches-


The executive justice, Christopher Neuchinger of Oberneuching, sentenced them to death “by torment”: “namely that all six be placed publicly upon two carts, drawn in procession before their deaths to the place of execution, the body of each to be torn six times with red-hot pincers, the mother to have her breasts cut off, the five condemned males to have their limbs broken on the wheel, and Paulus Gämperle thereafter to be impaled upon a stake, all six persons then to be put to death by fire.”

16th century ‘justice’ was a tad different than modern justice, wasn’t it.

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