Kill (and eat) the Grand Pensionary

Frank81

Ad Honorem
Feb 2010
5,070
Canary Islands-Spain
#1
That's exactly what happened to Johan de Witt, a brilliant, though controversial leader of the Dutch Golden Age

In 1672, during the war with France and England, he was caught (his brother as well) by a mobe his genitals were cut off, his body roasted, and then devoured by a mass of people in The Hague

Real pictures of the event are too gore





What other leaders suffered this kind of terrible fates?
 

Nemowork

Ad Honorem
Jan 2011
8,440
South of the barcodes
#3
A Tale of Red Guards and Cannibals

In an interview after he left China and was waiting for his United States visa, Mr. Zheng cited one example from his own research in Guangxi: the first person to strip meat from the body of one school principal was the former girlfriend of the man's son; she wanted to show that she had no sympathy for him and was just as "red" as anybody else.
Reportedly one of the worst horrors of China's Cultural Revolution. According to Zheng Yi's book "Scarlet Memorial," members of the Red Guard and general public in Guangxi are reported to have killed, divvied up, and publicly eaten over a hundred former landlords, "intellectuals" (e.g. school teachers), other "counter-revolutionaries" and their descendants as a show of loyalty to Mao and his ideals, with the backing of the local (but not national) Party. Bodies were split up and served to the community to partake of en masse, and the murderers were often people close to the victims who were making a show of their revolutionary fervor. Many of the former revolutionaries are still in power to this day. Virtually the same types of purges would play out in Cambodia, Vietnam, and North Korea when Communists gained control of those countries.
 
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Naomasa298

Forum Staff
Apr 2010
35,031
T'Republic of Yorkshire
#5
That's exactly what happened to Johan de Witt, a brilliant, though controversial leader of the Dutch Golden Age

In 1672, during the war with France and England, he was caught (his brother as well) by a mobe his genitals were cut off, his body roasted, and then devoured by a mass of people in The Hague

Real pictures of the event are too gore





What other leaders suffered this kind of terrible fates?
Ah, Dutch cuisine.