He was then quartered and gutted – his heart being tossed in his face while he was still alive – before being executed. It could be counted as one of the most painful and cruel death in the history.
4. Edward II
Edward was the king of England. His tenure was quite criticized for a campaign against Robert the Bruce of Scotland. In 1327, Edward was dismissed and detained in Berkeley Castle, leaving the throne to his son, Edward III.
But in September 1327, rumors were all around that Edward II was tortured and secretly executed under the orders from the new administration.