5 Bloodthirsty Monarchs Who Slayed Their Way to the Throne

Nothing could stand in the way of these rulers' ambitions—not even their own families.

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Richard III and the Princes in the Tower

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  • The Two Princes Edward and Richard in the Tower, 1483 by Sir John Everett Millais, 1878.

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Boleslaus I and “Good King Wenceslaus”

Attila the Hun and His Less Famous Brother

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  • Attila sits on his throne in Feast of Attila by Mór Than, 1870.

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The Man Who Became Sultan – Twice

Wu Zetian’s Rise to Power

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  • An illustration of Empress Wu Zetian from An 18th century album of portraits of 86 emperors of China, with Chinese historical notes.

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