Monday, January 28, 2013
Gruesome Tales From History- The Vengeance of Brian Boru
According to one version of the story, having retired to his tent to pray during the battle King Brian was surprised by two Danish mercenaries fleeing his victorious troops. One of them, Brodir, felled the king, but was himself captured not long after. His punishment? His abdomen was cut open, his entrails attached to a tree, and he was forced to walk around the trunk until they were completely unwound and he expired.