The worst monarchs in history
Henry VIII (1491-1547): One of England’s most infamous monarchs, Henry VIII was a bloodthirsty tyrant who ordered two of his six wives.
Henry VIII (1491-1547): Additionally, his extravagant lifestyle and fondness for foreign wars brought England.
King Leopold II of Belgium (1835-1909): King Leopold II committed considerable crimes in the Congo.
Ivan IV (1530-1584): Commonly known as Ivan the Terrible, the first tsar of all of Russia lived a life in constant danger thanks to a rivalry.
Ivan IV (1530-1584): Taking the land of nobles, he also condemned millions of Russians to a permanent state of serfdom.
Mary I (1516-1558): The eldest daughter of Henry VIII was never meant to ascend the throne.
Mary I (1516-1558): A fanatic Catholic, Mary sought to bring England back into the fold of the Catholic Church.
Gaius Caligula (12–41 CE): While there are many horrible Roman rulers, Caligula's mad reign still sets a high standard.
Gaius Caligula (12–41 CE): On top of that, Caligula used the treasury for lavish and useless spectacles.
King John (1166–1216): King John of England was a bad administrator and warrior, who lost all the Duchy of Normandy.