Many rulers seemed to exhibit indifference to the suffering of others and some may have positive pleasure in inflicting it. Bad rulers regularly practice violence under the disguise of social or legal framework. These are ten cruelest rulers in history, who have significant impacts in history and may directly or indirectly affect the world we live today:
10. Oliver Cromwell
Oliver Cromwell was a 17th century political and military leader in England and known for atrocities against Catholics in Scotland and Ireland. In Ireland, Cromwell’s forces massacred nearly 3,500 people on Drogheda, including Roman Catholic priests. In Wexford, he was also responsible for the death of 3,500 Catholics. During his entire campaign in Ireland, it is estimated that 50,000 people were killed, evicted and deported. In Scotland, he massacred 2000 people in Dundee and razed the city’s harbor.