Reading my kings and queen reviews, you may think that there are some pretty nasty people (Edward I, Mary I), or just plain useless (Charles I, James II).
But, in the Roman Empire, there were even nastier people ruling Rome. Here’s just some of the nastiest emperors.
(Just a note. The research that I did contained some unsuitable info about some rulers. I’ve just written the information that’s suitable).
Caligula: No list of emperors can be complete without this bloke. He would murder anyone in the Senate who argued with him and chop people’s hands off if they told a lie near him. He was also very sensitive about his hairiness and anyone who whispered “goat” near him would be killed.
Elagabalus: Probably nastier than Caligula. He would sacrifice children then use their guts to read the future. He also catapulted venomous snakes at the crowds of Rome and his lottery system had prizes like dead dogs, flies, bees, wasps or even an execution note. He also made his guests eat rocks and wax and sneak lions on their beds! Oh, and he was only 14.
Commodus: This emperor liked pretending to be a gladiator. When he lost he had his enemy killed and then make the crowd cheer or he’d release the lions on the crowd. Anyone he practised with got sacrificed and he loved killing exotic animals.
Nero: Not as bad as people imagined him to be, Nero still threw Christians in the gladiator battles and also use them as human candles in his parties. He changed the Olympic season so all the medals went to him and anyone who refused to call him a god got chucked into the sewers. He had his mother stabbed and chopped his wife’s head off to give to his new wife- who he kicked to death later.
Caracalla: Liked killing citizens when they forgot or underpayed tax, Caracalla also killed his younger brother – just so Caracalla could rule on his own. He also invaded Alexandria, looted the city and enslaved or killed the citizens.