Friday, June 16, 2017

Fact of the Day: Johan de Witt

Johan de Witt was a key figure in Dutch politics during the mid 17th century. His stance of having far less power for the monarchy directly made him the enemy of William III Prince of Orange, who actually co-ruled England with Mary II. Supporters of the monarchy murdered Johan de Witt and were said to have eaten his liver.  William III was probably very likely to have influenced de Witt's murderers to take drastic action. 

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  1. Eaten his liver? Blah, cannibal killers.

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  2. Very interesting post! Thanks for sharing! 👌👌👌

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  3. Oh how awful, eating his liver!

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  4. Wow, eating his liver, I take it this was to make a point to others who may oppose them.

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  5. Liver and Bacon Dutch style..............hmmmmmmm?
    Might be quite nice.

    I wonder what Turnip Top liver would taste like????
    Maybe I will ask our Aussie Prime Minister - he could do a parody
    on Trump liver cuisine....now that would be funny.
    Cheers
    Colin

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