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2014 Medieval Year in Review: Podcasts

Charlemagne The Father of Europe

2014 was a fantastic year for the Medieval Archives Podcast! Thanks to all our great fans we were featured in the iTunes store! We talked with more authors in 2014 including best sellers Bernard Cornwell and Dan Jones. The topics covered varied from medieval torture methods to religious reformers. Some of the topics were requested…

Dr. Thomas O’Connor packs Cooper Hall

Dr. Thomas O’Connor, a professor at the National University of Ireland (NUI), Maynooth, rejects the traditional belief that the Middle Ages, particularly the Spanish Inquisition, were filled with executions and torture. O’Connor delivered a guest lecture to Brockport students and faculty in Cooper Hall on Thursday, Nov. 11. At the 7:30 p.m. start time students…

Purification Through Pain: A Fresh Look at Torture in the Middle Ages

A German researcher has studied medieval criminal law and found that our image of the sadistic treatment of criminals in the Dark Ages is only partly true. Torture and gruesome executions were designed in part to ensure the salvation of the convicted person’s soul. Peter Nirsch would have been seen as a monster at any…

Medieval Torture Exhibit at Historic Cornwall Jail

A dark side of humanity and penal history is on exhibit for public viewing throughout the month of August at the Historical Cornwall Jail. Medieval Torture: Dark Deeds in the Dark Ages is a collection of torture devices from the dark ages on loan from collector and medieval torture expert, Steve Santini, who wants to…