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  1. Steve at |

    Just a minor technical detail: George III was King of Great Britain (and later of the United Kingdom). He was never king of only England.

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  2. FMH at |

    Actually, the tall men regiments of Friedrich I. had a military us: They had longer arms, so they could load guns that were a bit longer and thus had more accuracy.

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  3. Mandy at |

    ” But this doesn’t mean that all of his edicts were completely rational. In 1872, he declared that anyone who referred to his fair city by “the abominable word ‘Frisco’” would be fined the sum of $25″

    Actually I think that it is a great idea (ignoring the whole freedom of speech thing. Locals hate hearing Frisco. I remember reading in a book once that back in the day police caught a man (forget what he did wrong) because he said he was from the city but he called it Frisco

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  4. YouRang? at |

    Juana wasn’t mad. She was in love. With women, it’s sometimes hard to tell the difference. As for the others, you’ll notice that they often retained power and continued to control the lives of others long after those around themknew they were honking bonkers. Do you suppose things have changed much since then? ‘Cause I doubt it.

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    1. nebarure at |

      I am surprised Charles II Habsburg of spain and the last Julio-Claudian Nero aren’t on the list. Nero is the only Roman Emperor listed by name in the Bible as returning before the apocalypse. Dude was either loonytoons.

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      1. zackery at |

        Charles II of spain should be first on this list.

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  5. Paul at |

    The picture for Charles VI of France is wrong. Actually it’s the picture of Charles VI of Austria, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (around 1730).

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