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al-Musta'simAl-Mu'tasim, Caliph of Baghdad, was allegedly killed during the Mongol invasion of the Abbasid Caliphate. Hulagu Khan, not wanting to spill royal blood, wrapped him in a rug and had him trampled to death by his horses.
- 2Béla I of Hungary reportedly died when his throne's canopy collapsed upon him. Though not much is known about the actual incident, some believe that foul play may have been involved. For those wondering, he was succeeded by Solomon of Hungary.
- 3After being deposed and imprisoned by his Queen consort Isabella and her lover Roger Mortimer, Edward II of England was rumored to have been murdered by having a red-hot iron inserted into his anus. Other rumors however exist including that he was suffocated or strangled to death instead.
- 4George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence, was allegedly executed by drowning in a barrel of Malmsey wine at his own request. Known for enjoying his liquor, the Duke's body was also reportedly shipped in a barrel of brandy after his death.
Henry I of EnglandHenry I of England was said to have died of food poisoning after gorging on lampreys, a favorite meal. The circumstances of his death continued to be bizarre afterwards with his corpse reportedly sewn into the hide of a bull for transport back to England from Normandy.
- 6Inalchuq, the Muslim governor of the Central Asian town of Otrar, was captured and killed by the invading Mongols. This normally would not be that unusual for the times, however his death allegedly occurred when Mongols poured molten silver in his eyes, ears, and throat.
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