Sunday, August 1, 2010

Torture in the Medieval and Renaissance Times:

At the Colorado Renaissance Festival there was a dungeon museum. By the time we reached it I just needed a little rest, so my daughters toured the museum and took pictures. All I can say about that is boy, I’m glad I didn’t live back then. Today we worry about accidents, car, plane, train and boat. They had to worry about being falsely accused and put in the dungeon. Today we worry about illness’ like cancer, which is long and painful, heart disease, kidney failure and many more. But we have hope of a medical break through and some of us live to be a 100 plus, still walking around in our right minds. They had to worry about the black plague or being tortured to death like having a cage with rats put on your stomach. Gross, but worse still, they put hot coals on top of the cage, as the coals got closer to the rats they ate your stomach to escape. Clearly, this was not a cast iron cage. So, considering all the various ways one could be tortured, I am content to dress up a couple times a year and play princess or pirate.

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Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

What, no Iron Maiden? Bill and Ted will be so disappointed...

N. R. Williams said...

No doubt it is lurking in the back somewhere.