One of my characters is going to be flogged as a punishment (my story is set in a medieval like world, though the character who is going to be flogged comes from 'our' world.) I have done some research, but the problem is that I cannot find a lot detailed information about it, thus my question: the whip I was planning to use, is a cat o' nine tales because apparently it hurt a lot. Now I was wondering how much lashes can a grown man take before he passes out? I don't want him to be on the brink of death. The problem I encounter is, that the person who is going to flogged, is not healthy. He has been weakened because of the lack of proper food. (he's been in a dungeon were he gets two times a day a bit of bread and a cup of water). Anyone and idea where I can look or someone has knowledge about this?