Object Title

Scavenger's daughter

Scavenger's daughter

Date

1531-1570

Object Number

XV.5

Physical Description

invented as an instrument of torture in the reign of Henry VIII by Sir Leonard Skeffington, Lieutenant of the Tower of London, it is an A-frame shaped metal rack to which the head was strapped to the top point of the A, the hands at the midpoint and the legs at the lower spread ends; swinging the head down and forcing the knees up in a sitting position so compressed the body as to force the blood from the nose and ears.

Associations

Places England