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 King’s Own Scottish Borderers (The).Kings, etc., of England. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Kings.
 
Of the 2,550 sovereigns who have hitherto reigned,   1
       
300 have been overthrown.
134 have been assassinated.
123 have been taken captive in war.
108 have been executed.
100 have been slain in battle.
64 have been forced to abdicate.
28 have committed suicide.
25 have been tortured to death.
23 have become mad or imbecile.
 


 King’s Own Scottish Borderers (The).Kings, etc., of England. 

 
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