The Witchfinder General

The self-appointed witchfinder general was responsible for the execution of at least 100 accused witches

The Blood Eagle

The gory execution practice known as the blood eagle has divided historians over its authenticity

Elizabeth Bathory

Said to be one of the most prolific serial killers in history, some historians believe Elizabeth Bathory was the victim of a political conspiracy

Houska Castle

This strangely constructed castle is said to contain a gateway to hell


Meaning to reduce by a tenth, decimation was a punishment where 10 men drew lots, with the loser beaten to death by the winners

The Iron Maiden

Supposedly a medieval torture device, the history of the notorious iron maiden is not what most think

Letters of Last Resort

Written in secret by the Prime Minister, the letters of last resort detail the UK’s nuclear response in the event the Government falls