Punishment in the Middle Ages

Dismal. Dark. Relentless.

Punishment in the Middle Ages was unimaginably merciless and uncompassionate. Judgements were linked with incredible torments and were often staged as public spectacles by the authorities. This new exhibit ‘Judiciary and Punishment in the Middle Ages’ documents this dismal chapter in medieval history, from prosecution through to judgement enforcement. This special exhibit is housed in the former fort powder store and also in the vault of the Caroli bastion.

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