April 6, 1199

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1199 English King Richard I was killed by an arrow at the siege of the castle of Chaluz in France. It was believed that he was struck by a crossbow bolt fired by a boy from the besieged castle. Before he died, he had the boy brought to him and expressly forgave him and sent him on his way with 100 shillings. The day after he died, on April 7, the boy was flayed alive and hung, and his 100 shillings was taken away from him. A King’s orders are only good up to his death.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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