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Ut by the medieval law While his memoirs offer an intriguing account of the manners and values of late medieval society his observations about human nature may come as a surprise The law and society have changed since the 17th century but people have changed very little This book contains graphic descriptions of medieval tortu. During the time the focus of this book Jan Mydlar was the master executioner in late 16th to early 17th century Prague he executed his fair share ofwellexecutions Some instances were harder to swallow than others even for Mydlar a man accidentally thrust into one of the lowliest and most spat upon professions of medieval times I shan t spoil the reasons he found himself on the wielding side of the ax but I can assure you it s uniue to say the least Needless to say even though he is responsible for ending the lives of many he takes no pleasure in his tasks He lives his life believing he is meting out the word of the Lord s divine justice Hey whatever helps a hangman sleep at night Amiright wink Unfortunately for a conscientious man his tenure of the gallows just happened to coincide with one of the bloodiest times certainly not the last however in Western Europe s history the 30 Years War in Bohemia between the Catholics and the protestants This story is as much about the testament of a very interesting fellow in uite a peculiar profession as it is about the time period it is written in From a historical standpoint I give this book an A That being said for some readers the torture may be difficult to bear as it is very detailed and uite unfortunately accurate If you have a weak constitution spare yourself the guttural agony of Googling the various torture implements mentioned and used within these pages If that doesn t bother you then you will have a riotously good time I d give this book ten stars if I could and I can almost assure you I will be reading it again uite soon

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A young man is about to graduate from medical school when a sudden shift of fate changes his life forever He becomes stuck in the most detested profession for the rest of his life and he is on his way to becoming the most well known executioner in the history of Bohemia Master Jan finds himself in the center of the historical. Eyewitness account by the executioner during the Thirty Years war Historical background is interesting very dry but it kept my attention

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Events of the time The religious and political turmoil of Bohemia culminates in the 1621 White Mountain Battle Czech Protestant rebels are defeated by Catholic forces and Master Jan is to execute 27 men who are his fellow Protestants The Old Town Executioner gives the reader a first hand account about how justice was carried o. FascinatingThis book deserves several stars Normally I wouldn t choose this uniue topic or style but I m than happy I did Top three best books I ve ever read Thankyou


10 thoughts on “The Memoirs of a Prague Executioner

  1. says:

    This book could have been so much better The author did an amazing job with research background setting the stage then piues your interest abou

  2. says:

    Interesting look at the work and status of executioners in Bohemia in the late 16th early 17th centuries Boring and repetitive in parts of the book Would have benefited by good editing

  3. says:

    Eyewitness account by the executioner during the Thirty Years war Historical background is interesting very dry but it kept my attention

  4. says:

    FascinatingThis book deserves several stars Normally I wouldn't choose this uniue topic or style but I'm than happy I did Top three best books I've ever read Thankyou

  5. says:

    I read this book immediately upon finishing Tyll which was a marvelous read because the bits about the professional executioners in Tyll were

  6. says:

    A great way to learn the history of this time and placeI knew little about Prague save what I knew of Czechoslov

  7. says:

    Excellent Written in a conversational style this book took me into the author’s life and also the life of the citizens of Prague The people mentioned in this book are all real and so is not only entertaining but also a historical document

  8. says:

    During the time the focus of this book Jan Mydlar was the master executioner in late 16th to early 17th century Prague he executed his fair share ofwellexecutions Some instances were harder to swallow than others even for Mydlar a man accidentally thrust into one of the lowliest and most spat upon professions of medieval times I shan't spoil the reasons he found himself on the wielding side of the ax but I can assure you it's uniu

  9. says:

    I certainly didn't expect to like a book about the life of an executioner I thought I'd start the book then realiz

  10. says:

    I guess I was hoping for something stylistically approachable as a historical document but the translation andor adapatation it's not really clear of the documents into the collouial particularly a bunch of criminals talking like Alabama rednecks kind of threw me That said it was an interesting and fairly uick read with tons of interesting de