TIL of a form of Medieval prison ‘sentence’ where the accused was thrown in an ‘oubliette’. A narrow pit where he was ‘forgotten’ and left to die.

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  1. I recently read in a German magazine that the exceedingly cruel and brutal punishments meted out in medieval time were less meant to be a deterrent and more intended to be the ultimate humilation of the condemmed. Often the crowds wold try to keep them alive to maximize the suffering.

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