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World Leaders Who Killed Their Lovers


Society & Culture  (tags: world, women, society, politics, government, crime, death, culture, violence, humans, murder )

Carrie
- 356 days ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
The allegation that Kim Jong-un had an ex-lover killed has echoes in history. It's good to be the king. It's sometimes less good to be the king's paramour.



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Frank S. (457)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 6:14 am
Sad, that people who are leaders of society would set such horrible examples for the masses of the world.

 

Lona Goudswaard (68)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 6:53 am
I like this kind of historical trivia, but it boomeranged when Ann Boleyn and Catherine Howard ended up being guillotined. Makes you suspicious of the rest of the article.

The list could be very much longer, I expect. Mary Queen of Scots is said to have had her husband killed for example. Power corrupts to a point that leaders actually believe they own the lives around them and can dispose of them as they see fit.
 

Birgit W. (144)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 8:43 am
Those leaders were very dominant, controlling and selfish, not showing any respect to women.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 9:20 am
Not cherry,but ,interesting.
 

Gene Jacobson (251)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 10:22 am
Yeah, we've been a murderous lot since time began, if the bible can believed, and it can't, the first murder was brother to brother, but far more often through the ages it has been women who have suffered this most personal abuse. Kim is just one of a long line of men killing women, that would be a line worthy of erasure. Were it possible.
 

Elizabeth M. (66)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 10:33 am
Women should never marry, be lovers, or even be friends of Kings, and other men with power. Humans have a murderous lot right from the beginning.
 

Jerry B. (120)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 5:49 pm
Noted Men of this sort use and abuse Women, and are usually cowards..thanks Carrie!
 

PrimaSICK B. (1278)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 6:43 pm
It's absolutely sad and awful. This is like history in the making.It's been going on for different centuries . It's amazing in this day and age they have to believe they still need to go through these drastic and trajic measures.

Good post carrie!!
 

Jason S. (57)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 7:36 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

Dale O. (193)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 8:21 pm
Unfortunate and sad. If I ever go back in time at least I will know not to get romantically involved with some of these people. We women are always having to be on guard from certain types of men (and at times the reverse is true). The baddies are out there and sadly some don't escape their clutches except by going six feet under.
 

pam w. (191)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 8:26 pm
Power corrupts.
 

Susanne R. (249)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 10:09 pm
In the case of King Henry VIII and other royal figures of centuries past, inbreeding and social diseases, such as syphilis, have been blamed for, or at least have contributed to, their bizarre behavior.
 

zora b. (91)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 11:23 pm
This article is so interesting and filled with history trivia that I like. Thank you Carrie for posting it. I think that "Tudors" a series about Henry VIII depicts excellently the way a tyrant feels and operates. It is all about power and women who had been attracted to him, Henry VIII in this series, were also attracted to this concept of power. At least Anne Boleyn was and we knew how she ended. But he was decent as far his regal aura would have allowed him to her sister who had been allowed to leave the Court and lucky enough to live a happy life.
 

Helen Porter (40)
Sunday September 1, 2013, 12:18 am
The passions of love and hate are more closely aligned than most folks realize.
Stir in sex and the combination is explosive.
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Sunday September 1, 2013, 2:09 am
cool
 

Louise D. (38)
Sunday September 1, 2013, 3:30 am
Kim Jong Un as the world's youngest head of state, sexiest man alive and the "greatest military commander in the world.". He has done some serious dick waving like actually thinking that Dennis Rodman was Barack Obama andHyon Song-wol setting off a nuke which is pretty dark, tried to start a war with South Korea, Japan, The USA and reality and is currently bumping off the old guard. So bumping off an ex-girlfriend is the sort of classic megalomanic way he wants to go. Still he does lack the style of a Bond villian no pool of sharks just machine gunning her after she had a bible accusing her of making a porn video and having two popular bands executed. Now I have had some fantasies about a few pop bands that would need to be machine gunned down and I would throw in Madge after that appalling film about Wallace Simpson, still Hyon Song-wol's only crime seems to be the result of a grudge: as Kim's wife Ri Sol-ju once belonged to the same group, it is possible that these executions are more about Kim's wife. Still it is an ancient tradition to kill people off when a new regime starts up, so Kim John Un is just showing what sort of monster is.
 

Catherine G. (13)
Sunday September 1, 2013, 11:42 am
Bit disappointing that National Geographic made such a blunder; the guillotine was invented at the time of the French Revolution. In the days of good old King Hal it was the axe or the sword.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Sunday September 1, 2013, 1:54 pm
Thank you for the article.
 

Vanessa Hooper (48)
Sunday September 1, 2013, 1:56 pm
Power corrupts & continues today . . .
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Sunday September 1, 2013, 4:24 pm
Carrie this article is full of errors. e.g. Anne Bolyn was bwheaded with a sword; Catherine Howard with an axe; the guilotine was not invented until the 1790's in France, and not used in England. etc., etc., etc.
 

Debra Tate (17)
Sunday September 1, 2013, 4:24 pm
Noted
 

Carrie B. (309)
Sunday September 1, 2013, 4:33 pm
I know there are errors in the article. I posted it because of the general theme.
 

marie tc (166)
Sunday September 1, 2013, 5:17 pm
Very interesting even English believe she was quilotined funny is it not
 

Joanne Dixon (38)
Sunday September 1, 2013, 5:28 pm
Henry VIII took a fall at the Field of the Cloth of Gold, after which he had a noticeable personality change. While he probably had a lot of pain going on from badly healed broken bones, and that does make people grumpy, I personally also suspect concussion. Not a good combination.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 1, 2013, 5:30 pm
Interesting.
 

Lona Goudswaard (68)
Monday September 2, 2013, 6:28 am
To be fair ladies, not all world leaders are men. There are a few women among them and they've not all been able to resist power's corruption. The article mentions Cleopatra and I've thrown in Mary Queen of Scots for good measure. ;-)
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Tuesday September 3, 2013, 1:02 pm
Noted
 
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