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The breaking wheel, also known as the Catherine wheel (named for St. Catherine whom was to be executed in this fashion) or simply the wheel, was a torture device used for capital punishment in the Middle Ages and early modern times for public execution by bludgeoning to death. It was used during the Middle Ages and was still in use into the 19th century.

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