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Most Evil Monarchs In the History of Mankind

It’s no secret that throughout history there have been some very mean monarchs, kings, and queens (we will include emperors too) that have not just spilled the blood of their external enemies but also killed those closest to them. The show Game of Thrones might be a fictionalized account of the often bloodthirsty, greedy, cold-hearted …

Enlightened Monarchs: Crash Course European History #19

Hi I’m John Green and this is Crash Course European History. So last week we discussed the Enlightenment philosophers who challenged the idea that kings and nobles were qualified to be elites simply because of the families into which they were born into. But still, monarchs were also interested in Enlightenment ideals, and also understood …