A dwarf's ass, a door jamb and other ridiculous reasons why kings diedBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/a-dwarfs-ass-a-door-jamb-and-other-ridiculous-reasons-why-kings-died
Monarchs not only live, but even die more interesting than their subjects. At least, those that we want to tell you about in this article.
Some of them were brought to the next world by a too funny story, someone was killed on a jamb when chasing a beautiful girl, and someone was completely brought to the next world by the ass of a court jester. What other absurdities caused the death of famous kings, read in our material.
On February 12, 1771, a descendant of the Vikings, Adolf Frederik, deigned to have a snack. As befits, the king was served all the treats that he would ask for, and His Majesty did not ask for so little. He started his lunch with lobsters and caviar, which whetted his appetite, continued with salted herring and crispy sauerkraut, ate the whole thing with zucchini soup, and finally tasted dessert-traditional Swedish buns with butter cream and almond paste.
It is obvious that some of the dishes were superfluous – maybe a herring, or maybe 14 buns, which the king washed down with warm milk. In any case, before he could get up from the table, Adolf Frederick complained of being unwell, and soon gave his soul to God altogether.
King Bela I of Hungary was just sitting on his wooden throne when the giant structure for some reason literally collapsed under him. As a result, the monarch fell, and the injuries he received due to this fall led to his instant death. Until now, historians cannot understand why the throne fell.
By the way, after this incident, the broken chair went to the nephew of Bela I Sholomon, who had long threatened to overthrow his uncle. A coincidence? We don't think so.
For his ridiculous death, King Louis III of France was even awarded the Darwin Prize in 2018. Louis ascended the throne when he was 16 years old, after the death of his father, but he did not rule for long – only three years. Perhaps he could have continued to lead the West Frankish Kingdom, if not for one case…
One day in 882, the young king saw a beautiful girl and decided to hit on her. But the stranger, obviously, was not ready for a new relationship, as she began to run away from Louis, who, by the way, was riding behind her on a horse. The beauty ran out of the gate, the king followed her. But only now the monarch forgot to duck when he was rushing through the passage at full speed, so he hit the edge of the gate hard, which did not have time to raise it to the end.
According to another version, the king hit his head on the door jamb when the girl ran into her father's house, hiding from pursuit. Anyway, there was a chase for a beautiful stranger. It should be noted that this is not the only case when a woman caused the death of a man.
On May 31, 1410, King Martin I was peacefully eating a goose in his bedchamber when a fool came to him Borra. The emperor asked the fool where he had been, to which he replied:
The king was so amused by this joke that he laughed and laughed and laughed... until he choked. As you can see, the humor at that time was quite strange. It's good that over the years the jokes have become really funny.
There are several versions of the death of King Edmund Ironside of England. According to one of them, the monarch was stabbed with knives by unknown people when he went to the toilet. According to another – he was shot with a crossbow, just like Tywin Lannister in "Game of Thrones".
Some also say that the king died directly from the penetration of a sharp dagger into the anus. Which of these stories to believe, decide for yourself.
King Edward II of England is another monarch who had the murder weapon shoved right into the "fifth point". It happened in 1327, when Edward's ex-wife overthrew him and imprisoned him in Berkeley Castle. It was there that the ruler met his death, presumably from people who were hired by his ex-wife.
There are also rumors that in Berkeley, some conspirators brutally dealt with the king by shoving a red-hot poker into his anus. Allegedly, in this way they wanted to punish him for his homosexual predilections. It was this version that was recorded in many chronicles and the official biography of Edward. Although, it is possible that he was simply stabbed.
Ironically, King Henry II of Jerusalem was killed by a man who had served him faithfully for many years. It all happened as follows: one warm day, the monarch was enjoying a beautiful view from his window, leaned on the lattice, and that, unable to withstand his weight, broke, and Henry flew down.
Perhaps he would have survived if his servant, a dwarf named Scarlett, had not fallen after him. It was he who literally finished off His Majesty, landing on top of him with his ass. The king died instantly from severe injuries, the dwarf himself received a serious hip fracture and died a few days later.
At the end of 1386, the health of the king of Navarre deteriorated sharply – due to complications of some disease, the ruler almost lost the ability to move his limbs. The doctors of that time prescribed Karl bed rest, as well as wraps with a linen cloth soaked in brandy.
And now the maid had already made a kind of" cocoon " in which she wrapped her king, when she suddenly noticed a thread sticking out of the fabric. The girl decided that she needed to be removed, and since all this happened at night, she used a candle instead of scissors, so that, God forbid, in the dark, she would not cut the monarch.
As soon as the maid held the candle to the protruding thread, the alcohol-soaked fabric instantly burst into flames. Frightened, the girl ran out of the room, leaving the king burning.
In the 1920s, King Alexander I of Greece had a favorite dog – a German Shepherd named Fritz. Alexander practically did not part with his pet and took him with him even to official events. Once, at one of these meetings, the king was walking through the garden where two monkeys were kept.
For some reason, Fritz didn't like the primates and he grabbed one of them by the neck. Alexander tried to open the dog's mouth, and the second monkey at this time, protecting his friend, bit the king. Along with the monkey's saliva, an infection got into the wound, because of which the monarch soon died.
Sado-shoja is the second son of the Korean King Yejo of the Joseon dynasty. When his older brother died in 1728, Sado became the sole heir to the throne. But he never managed to come to power, because he himself died under very strange circumstances.
Sado was famous for his bad temper and, as historians believe, suffered from a mental illness. In fits of rage, the prince could easily kill one of the servants. At the same time, he did it with enviable regularity – sometimes several bodies were taken out of the palace a day.
When Sado's cruelty reached its peak, King Yejo decided to punish him. But the ruler could not do this in the usual way, for example, by cutting off the head – the high ideals of Confucian morality forbade the execution of monarchs. Then the ruler decided to teach Sado a lesson and ordered him to be locked in a chest for storing rice, so that he "thought about his behavior".
After eight days spent in the casket, Sado died of starvation and suffocation.