After that, all executions would be held in private inside prisons even if the press took photos of some of them.
Medieval German witch-hunters conducted this torture with rough wooden skewers dipped in boiling sulphur.
Death, when it eventually occurred, was probably due to a combination of dehydration, starvation and septic shock.
Although it was standard to line the lower plate with ribs to prevent the bare. Usually this edge is filed to a blunt point or rounded off.