Cruel Kings and Mean Queens by Terry DearyOne of the best books EVER!
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-which king told such big lies that he started to believe them himself?(view spoiler)[George the IVth used to say that he led a marvelous charge at battle of Waterloo. He didnt, the Duke of Wellington did, and when listeners were looking doubtful George used to ask Wellington Isnt that so Wellington?. the Duke would reply I have often heard you say so, your Majesty (hide spoiler)]
-all King Henry the VIII-th wives were related with each other?
-what Elizabeth the Ist said about the death of her sister (Bloody) Mary?(view spoiler)[This is the Lords doing and it is marvelous in our eyes! (hide spoiler)]
-of the tax Elizabeth the Ist had? (view spoiler)[tax on the mens breeches (hide spoiler)]
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Attila the Hun. Wikimedia One man's hero is another man's tyrant, a popular aphorism goes. But while we can argue the validity and virtue of certain political agendas, the callous methods by which some leaders attain their goals are less up to interpretation. After all, no matter how a historian tries to spin it, ordering a tower to be constructed out of live men stacked and cemented together with bricks and mortar is pretty brutal. Business Insider put together a list of the most ruthless leaders of all time featuring men and women who employed merciless tactics to achieve their political and military agendas.
Patrick Ryan , Updated June 18, History is replete with tales of evil people performing evil acts. Sadly they are so many in number that Listverse has been able to feature many top 10 lists of evil humans — men , women , and even children. This list looks at ten people from history who were especially cruel and who, in many cases, are remembered for that reason alone. Wu Zetian was empress of China from October to February
Throughout time, there has been no shortage of bad rulers. From tyrannical Roman emperors to unruly and insane monarchs around the world, whether they were crazy, incompetent, evil, or all of the above, they were disastrous for their countries and their subjects. Here are 41 appalling facts about the worst rulers in history. Peter hated Russia and Russia hated him, so not exactly a match made in heaven. At 17, he married Catherine the Great, but he was no better prepared to be a husband than a ruler and preferred to play toy soldiers with her in bed. Ramagupta was fifth Gupta Emperor and is remembered almost exclusively for his cowardice. His wife was the price that the Saka king demanded for peace, and much to the displeasure of his wife and her brothers, he caved and accepted the terms.
When we think of the most evil rulers in history , names like Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, and Benito Mussolini rush to mind.
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Human history is full of unique people- some people are remembering for their humanity concern and some people are remembering for their inhuman action. Here, we are giving 10 cruellest kings who are remembering for their brutality, evil act and their whim of action that causes fear factor to the human civilisation. Vlad Tepes. Source: Wikimedia. History remembers him as the legend of cruel punishment giver Sadist King like disembowelling and rectal and facial impalement. It is said that the cruelest incident of impalement in Human history was that when he impaled 20, men, women and children to be skinned, boiled, decapitated, blinded, strangled, hanged, burned, roasted, hacked, nailed, buried alive, stabbed, etc.