Exploring History
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Artistic rendition of a hand holding a human heart with a bleeding hole in it
I ripped off my wounded heart, Stiller Beobachter — Wikimedia Commons

One Medieval King Ripped The Hearts Of His Wife’s Killers Out Of Their Chests

A young prince in love with a beautiful maiden, an old king determined to keep them apart by all means: sounds like a fairytale straight out of a children’s book.

But King Pedro I of Portugal and Dona Inês de Castro’s love story doesn’t have a happy ending: it’s a…



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Giulia Montanari

Thirty-something public registrar in Italy. Can’t parallel park to save my life. Join Medium with my referral link: https://medium.com/@tanarx/membership