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Machines of Malice

Machines of Malice
Learn the history of mankind's death devices -- from their invention and purpose, to why the most devious devices are often at the pinnacle of design - as execution, torture and technology come together in the most frightening ways.




Episodes:

Machines of Malice: Ancient Machines
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Ancient Machines
Learn about the ingenious technology behind some of the first death devices ever created - the Wickerman, the Brazen Bull, the Crucifix, and the matrix of deadly machines hidden under the Roman Coliseum.

Machines of Malice: Going Medieval
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Going Medieval
Deconstruct the deadly machines of the Middle Ages and learn what draconian devices like the Rack, the Skull Crusher, and the Pendulum say about the civilizations that created them.

Machines of Malice: Modern Devices
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Modern Devices
From the French Revolution to the present day, explore the sophisticated engineering behind the more recent lethal machines - including the Guillotine, the Electric Chair, and the Garrote.










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