Netherlands · Political

Brothers Killed, Canibalized in Revolution 

August 20, 1672 The Hague, Holland, Dutch Republic Brothers Johan and Cornelis de Witt are lynched and mutilated Cornelis de Witt had been Grand Pensionary (similar to a Prime Minister) of Holland during a time of revolution. Seen as a traitor to the newly appointed King William III, he first survived an assassination attempt in… Continue reading Brothers Killed, Canibalized in Revolution 

Executions · Israel · Massacres/Mass Murder · Religion

Mass Execution During the Crusades

August 20, 1191 Acre, Israel Richard the Lionheart has a large number of Muslim prisoners beheaded at the Massacre of Ayyadieh The number of victims varies between 2,000 and 5,000. Also, the motives behind the executions vary, either for revenge of Christian deaths or because King Richard believed it unwise to leave a city with… Continue reading Mass Execution During the Crusades