Medieval Torture & Execution
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When you say ‘going medieval’ on someone, it brings up quite nasty connotations.  But is this brutal suggestion a fair depiction of medieval times and their thoughts on torture and punishment? What are some of the more gruesome methods they employed? And why did Henry I give authorisation for his own granddaughter-in-law to be blinded?  Joining Kate today is Matt Lewis, co-host of our sister podcast, Gone Medieval, to find out more.  This episode was edited by Sophie Gee. The producer was Stuart Beckwith. The senior producer was Charlotte Long.  Enjoy unlimited access to award-winning original documentaries that are released weekly and AD-FREE podcasts. Get a subscription for £1 per month for 3 months with code BETWIXT sign up at You can take part in our listener survey here.
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