(Not So) Fun Fact: Massacre of Glencoe

The Massacre of Glencoe took place in the Scottish Highlands in 1692. About 30 members of Clan MacDonald were murdered by government forces after they allegedly refused to pledge loyalty to their new monarchs, William III and Mary II.

Fun Fact: The Roman King Son Of King John of England

King John’s son Richard did not succeed him as his first son Henry did, as Henry III. But Richard actually did become king in a different land as King of the Romans, which actually was a fancy name for King of Germany.

(Not So) Fun Fact: What King John Did To His Niece Eleanor

While King John likely had his nephew Arthur murdered because he was the son of his older brother, he also imprisoned his niece Eleanor for being a threat. As both siblings were better claimants to the throne of England than himself.