Saturday, May 9, 2020
"His regime of arbitrariness and terror extended to murder, rape, illegal taxation and wanton confiscation of private property, and the victim[s] of his depredations included inhabitants of neighbouring territories as well as Swiss merchants on their way to and from the Frankfurt fair …"
Murder, rape, pillage. I am not sure about arson.
The villain. Peter von Hagenbach. His execution in 1474 justice was done.
"1474: Peter von Hagenbach, war crimes milestone"
"On this date in 1474, Peter von Hagenbach was tried in a remarkable judicial proceeding in the Rhine city of Breisach, found guilty, and publicly beheaded by the end of the day."
PETER A MILITARY MAN VIOLENT AND UNCONTROLLED EVEN BY THE STANDARDS OF MEDIEVAL EUROPE.
THE TRIAL OF PETER INDEED USED AS A PRECEDENT FOR THE NUREMBERG WAR CRIME TRIALS ALMOST FIVE HUNDRED YEARS LATER?
Devoted readers of the blog will have to decide for themselves.
Of significance at the time a panel of judges with an international scope [international as was understood at the time] presiding over the trial.
The article thanks to the Internet web site Executed Today.com