From 1573 to 1617, Master Franz Schmidt was the executioner for the towns of Bamberg and Nuremberg. During that span, he personally executed more than 350 people while keeping a journal throughout his career. A Hangman's Diary is not only a collection of detailed writings by Schmidt about his work, but also an account of criminal procedure in Germany during the Middle Ages.
Franz Schmidt Imprint: Skyhorse Publishing Country of Publication: United States Dimensions:
Weight: 293g ISBN: 9781629144801 ISBN 10: 1629144800 Pages: 272 Publication Date: 03 February 2015 Audience:
Format: Paperback Publisher's Status: Active
Master Franz Schmidt (1555 1634) was an executioner in Nuremberg. Starting the profession at age eighteen (under the supervision of his father), he performed more than 350 executions during his forty-five years of service.