This Man’s Unpopularity Led to the Death of Hundreds of Thousands

The Siege and Destruction of Jerusalem, by David Roberts (Public domain)

History is littered with thousands of unpopular leaders but few are so unbearable that their very existence leads to the death of multitudes. Many of the most recognizable leaders in history are kings, generals, emperors and presidents — and rightfully…




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