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. 

9 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

Eaten his liver? Blah, cannibal killers.

Carolina G. Ticala said...

Very interesting post! Thanks for sharing! 👌👌👌

Christine said...

Oh how awful, eating his liver!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

With fava beans and a nice chianti?

Jimmy said...

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

Birgit said...

Personally, I hate liver

Huggybear said...

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

stephen Hayes said...

Another sad episode in history.

Martha said...

What a nutty bunch!