Bloody Violent History

Fragment of the Reich Chancellory - Beastly Ends for Beastly People, #6 of 100 Bloody Objects

Episode Summary

"Infamy, infamy, they've all got to in for me" Kenneth Williams as Julius Caesar in Carry On Cleo

Episode Notes

Bad things happen to bad people.  Throughout history, tyrants and despots have fallen, often in bloody and surprising ways. There was the defeated Roman Emperor used as a foot stool, the Afghan chief of defence fired from a cannon, and the Moroccan vizier chained to his dead brother in a dungeon.  All were part of a rich tapestry of horror and macabre episodes.  Yet even today there are still stories of woe and unpleasantness, and from Russia to Africa we recount some of the Beastly Ends of Beastly People.  

So it Goes

Tom Assheton & James Jackson

 

Reading by David Hartley:

Kipling, Rudyard, The Young British soldier
 

See also:

https://www.instagram.com/bloodyviolenthistory/

https://www.jamesjacksonbooks.com

https://www.tomtom.co.uk

 

If you enjoy the podcast, would you please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes, Spotify or Google Podcast App? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really helps to spread the word

 

See https://simplecast.com/privacy/ for privacy information