Hanging In Irons

   The criminal would be bound in a tight fitting cage or restraints made of iron bands. He was then hung by the restraint in the dungeon or at a crossroads, where he served as a warning to other criminals. It was a very slow form of death. Also called Gibbet Irons. See Torture and Ordeals.

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