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  2. THE UGLY • Chilperic II of Burgandy (died 493, 45th GGF of Tom Lowry) Killed by his brother Gundobad, who then drowned his wife for good measure • Chilperic I of the Franks (died 584; 42nd GGF of Tom Lowry) Strangled his wife, then remarried a few days later • Clotair II of the Franks (died 629; 41st GGF of Tom Lowry) Subjected his aunt, Brunhilda, to the rack for three days, then chained her to four horses which tore her apart • Walfreyd'Aquitaine (died 768; 36th GGF of Tom Lowry) Murdered by his own army after multiple defeats by the Franks • Drahomira the Arrogant (died 937; 37th GGF of Tom Lowry) Hired assassins to kill her mother-in-law, St Ludmila

  3. THE UGLY • Boleslav I the Cruel (died 967; 36th GGF of Tom Lowry) Murdered his brother, King Wenceslaus, on his way to church so he could become king of Czechoslovakia • Fulk III (the Black Count) d'Anjou (died 1040; 31st GGF of Tom Lowry) Boiled his wife to death in her wedding dress for being unfaithful, then murdered his brother-in-law • William Talvas, Seigneur of Alençon (died 1048; 29th GGF of Tom Lowry) Had his wife murdered on her way to church, mutilated one of his neighbors, strangled in his sleep in revenge • Henry I of England (died 1135; 28th GGF of Tom Lowry) Allowed his two granddaughters to be blinded and mutilated

  4. THE UGLY • Geoffrey de Mandeville (died 1144; 28th GGF of Tom Lowry) Seized Ramsey Abbey, expelled the monks, and used the abbey as a base for robbing forays during the Great Anarchy • William de Braose (died 1211; 25th GGF of Tom Lowry) Invited three Welsh princes to Christmas dinner, then murdered them (the Abergavenney Massacre) • William de Braose (died 1240; 23rd GGF of Tom Lowry) While visiting Llywelen The Great apIorwerth for Easter, he was found in bed with Llywelen's wife, daughter of the king of England, and subsequently hanged in public • Guy de Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick (died 1314; 22nd GGF of Ethel Maud Smith) Decapitated Piers Gaveston, consort of King Edward II of England

  5. THE UGLY • Peter the Cruel (died 1138; 17th GGF of Tom Lowry) Murdered his wife with a crossbow; murdered the Archbishop of Santiago • Thomas Darcy, Lord Darcy (died 1537; 12th GGF of Ethel Maud Smith) Prepared the accusations of treason against Cardinal Wolsey, who had failed to obtain an annulment of Henry VIII's marriage; Darcy was later imprisoned in the Tower of London by Henry VIII for treason, beheaded, and his head hung from the London Bridge • Thomas Wyatt (died 1554; 11th GGF of Ethel Maud Smith) Led Wyatt's Rebellion against Mary, Queen of Scots. His supporters failed to show up, he was captured and executed • Ramiro II of Aragon (died 1147; 30th GGF of Tom Lowry) Summoned 12 of his nobles to help him build a bell at Huesca. When they arrived he cut off their heads, placed them in a circle, and placed a clapper in the middle (The Bell of Huesca)