The Faithful Executioner: Life and Death, Honor and Shame in the Turbulent Sixteenth Century

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(Picador, 2013) by Joel F. Harrington

Harrington takes us deep inside the alien world and thinking of Meister Frantz Schmidt of Nuremberg, who, during forty-five years as a professional executioner, personally put to death 394 individuals and tortured, flogged, or disfigured many hundreds more.

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