Odd Deaths in the Middle Ages II

During the Middle Ages, there were many changes in power and attempts to conquer other cultures. The consequences of being in power or leading the ancient military are that there is a higher chance of living a shortened life. In this article, you will learn how some figures in history met their death and under some of the oddest circumstances.


In 1219, it is said that Inalchuk (the Muslim governor of the Central Asian town of Otrar) was captured and killed by invading Mongols. His death came when molten silver was poured in his eyes, ears, and down his throat. One of his claims to fame in history was his role in assisting the victorious invasion of Khwarezmia by Genghis Khan , the infamous ruler of the Mongol Empire.


Al-Musta’sim was killed in 1258 in an odd manner because the man responsible for his death, Hulagu Khan, did not want to spill royal blood. Al-Musta’sim was wrapped in a rug and was trampled to death by horses during the Mongol invasion of the Abbasid Caliphate. Al-Musta’sim was the last Abbasid Caliph in Baghdad and ruled from 1242 until his death. The ruler was known for opposing the rise of Shajar al-Durr to the Egyptian throne during the Seventh Crusade.

Edward II of England

Not only was Edward II of England deposed and imprisoned by his Queen consort Isabella and her lover Roger Mortimer, but it is also reported that he was killed in 1327 when a red-hot iron was inserted into his anus. Edward II of England was born in 1284 and became the King of England in 1307. he was the seventh Plantagenet king, belonging to a line that traces back to the reign of Henry II. Sadly, Edward did not live up to the reigns of his father or son, and is mostly remembered for his incompetence, political disagreements, and the defeats that the military suffered under his rule.

Martin I of Aragon

It has already been said that a person can die from uncontrollable laughter and in the case of Martin I of Aragon , he is said to have died in 1410 from a combination of laughter and indigestion. Martin also ruled over Valencia, Sardinia, and Corsica. He also served as the Count of Barcelona and the King of Sicily. With his death, the last descendant in the legitimate male line of Wilfred the Hairy had come to an end.

George Plantagenat

George was the Duke of Clarence, who was executed in the most unusual manner, and by his request no less. In 1478, he was put to death the way he wanted to leave the earth , drowning in a barrel of Malmsey wine.