England · Political

Edmund Ironside, murdered on his toilet

November 30, 1016 England Edmund II, also known as Edmund Ironside, King of England from April 23, 1016 to November 30, 1016, is killed while using the privy Edmund had been engaged in a conflict over the throne from 1014 when his 2 older brothers died making him the eldest male heir, and his father… Continue reading Edmund Ironside, murdered on his toilet

England · Executions · Political · Religion

St. Edmund shot with enough arrows to resemble a hedgehog then beheaded; a talking wolf leads his followers to his severed head

November 20, 869 (or 870) Kingdom of East Anglia (modern day English counties of Norfolk and Suffolk) Edmund the Martyr, king of East Anglia, is killed for refusing to renounce Christ Edmund was defeated by the Great Heathen Army (also known as the Great Viking Army or Great Danish Army) when East Anglia was invaded… Continue reading St. Edmund shot with enough arrows to resemble a hedgehog then beheaded; a talking wolf leads his followers to his severed head

England · Massacres/Mass Murder

St. Brice’s Day massacre

November 13, 1002 Kingdom of England King Aethelred the Unready orders the execution of all Danish men in the Kingdom of England The King believed the Danes, who had already raided England several times in the previous few years, would "would faithlessly take his life, and then all his councillors, and possess his kingdom afterwards,"… Continue reading St. Brice’s Day massacre

England · Political

The King of England, rumored to have been murdered by a horn and poker inserted in his anus

September 21, 1327 Gloucester, England King Edward II is rumored to have been murdered at the behest of his wife, by having a horn pushed into his anus through which a red-hot poker was inserted, cooking his organs internally During a drawn out feud for the crown, Edward was convinced to abdicate the thrown to… Continue reading The King of England, rumored to have been murdered by a horn and poker inserted in his anus