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Failed Assassinations - History Hijinks

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If videogames have taught me anything, it's that an assassin can solve a lot of problems. But sometimes plans fall apart, and sometimes it's for the absolute DUMBEST reasons.
SOURCES & Further Reading: "A History of Venice" by Norwich, "Rebellion" by Ackroyd, "The Poison King" by Mayor
This video was edited by Sophia Ricciardi AKA "Indigo". www.sophiakricci.com/
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May 22, 2020

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Gay Dinosaur
Gay Dinosaur Day ago
Ok no but seriously why do Americans call it Venice? When the Italian word is Venezia?
[GWE] Big dum
The intro part is just my evil campain party
Gustavo Peters
Gustavo Peters 3 days ago
Hitler: survives to dozens of assassination attempts Also Hitler: fine, I'll do it myself
That There The
That There The 4 days ago
I think the main problem with the gunpowder plot was that they decided to do it on fireworks day.
Rainbow
Rainbow 4 days ago
Your best laid plans only being as strong as you dumbest nicknames is absolutely something I will be taking into my DND campaigns
the wolf studio
the wolf studio 4 days ago
Old Lady used smite... and It's a Nat 20.
the wolf studio
the wolf studio 4 days ago
yo, that dude with the poison is straight up a mad man and I love it. lol
AJ Farrell
AJ Farrell 5 days ago
Also: all the assassination attempts the emperor Nero made against his own mother are pretty ridiculous, including Rube Goldberg level traps, self-sinking boats and good old fashioned creative assassination burnout.
Hotdog Man
Hotdog Man 5 days ago
“Ouch oof ow, My bones” -King Mithridates
Brandon Porter
Brandon Porter 6 days ago
Some idiot member of the gunpowder plot: “Hey some of you guys are alright, don’t go to parliament tomorrow”
Jonna Wunderlich
Jonna Wunderlich 6 days ago
There is also an interesting story of a failed assassination in Germany. Though, to be fair, it's rather sad than interesting. There was a plot to kill Hitler with explosives in a briefcase that was placed under a table at an important meeting on july 20th 1944. The only reason why Hitler survived this was because someone shoved the briefcase on the other side of the table leg and so Hitler was shielded from the explosion by the tabletop.
John Johnson
John Johnson 7 days ago
"Zero negative consequences" isn't that a depiction of the murder of archduke Frans Ferdinand, AKA what started world war I, the reparations of which started world war II?
Nikolas Grace
Nikolas Grace 7 days ago
That lady is the embodiment of the angry Italian window woman
Cpt_Kodai
Cpt_Kodai 7 days ago
Wait...she kept the same rent rate for 500 years? I can't keep the same rent for 12 months!
Gutierrez Elias
Gutierrez Elias 8 days ago
Pesky little speed bumps lol
Braden Reily
Braden Reily 8 days ago
The Cat in the Hat With a Bat Killing a Bitch Boy is Beautiful.
Gato Villano
Gato Villano 8 days ago
LOL the poison guy kinda reminds me of the movie, the princess bride, where the protagonist survives being poisoned because he built an immunity to it over years of consuming it.
boo angel
boo angel 9 days ago
As a relative to Thomas percy I can say that wow the British government do not hold their punches also I thought my grandmother made up Thomas percy wow okay I am impressed.
N5ZZ0
N5ZZ0 10 days ago
"Hello Mr. Johnson" "Oh please, call me Jojo"
Zbionix / Caleb H.
Zbionix / Caleb H. 11 days ago
Anyone can down snake venom. That's why its venom and not poison. BOI.
Red 7134
Red 7134 12 days ago
When the party of nothing but 12 sorcerers encounter any problem whatsoever: 4:11
TheNecessaryEvil
TheNecessaryEvil 12 days ago
A BBC show a couple years ago built a mockup of the then parliament building and blew it up with 'just' the amount of black powder that hadn't gotten wet, the building was totally obliterated. The stand in manikin king and parliament were reduced to parts. They made the wonderful observation 'Of course the real thing would have been much worse, the parliament building of the time was surrounded by more buildings, that would have shattered and stone, wood, and metal shrapnel would have rained down over a mile radius, everything within 200 yards would have been shredded. If all of the powder had blown the crater would be a new lake filled by the Thames.'
Cabbage
Cabbage 13 days ago
"haha funny poison man"
indigo blue
indigo blue 14 days ago
Blue be like alexa play my heart is burried in venice by ricky montgomery
Isabel Jane
Isabel Jane 15 days ago
I don't know how many non-Brits know this but England still has a holiday called 'bonfire night' or 'Guy Fawkes night' where, to this day, we burn a fake guy Fawkes on a bonfire and set off fireworks on the 5th of November to commemorate the stopping of the gunpowder plot.
Holden Jackson
Holden Jackson 16 days ago
I want to un-exist
Daniel DuVernay
Daniel DuVernay 17 days ago
How bad would it be if I said Garfield?
Kat Fox
Kat Fox 17 days ago
Wait...do we know if they kept the rent down on that Nonna's house for the next 5 centuries?
Melody Ancastor
Melody Ancastor 17 days ago
‘On the other hand, funny haha poison man, so... my hands are tied 🤷‍♀️😂
Laura Bertossi
Laura Bertossi 18 days ago
I must among english speaking people I've heard talking you are one of the ones with the best pronounciations of Italian only your g could be less "french sweet and the r could be more palatal but like...good job seriously, you even got the double s right (oh and to be honest the g i signora isn't wrong, the gn sound is ok, I'm mostly thinking about the college hell video and Bolge which is a word that has a sweet g but Italian sweet g is still not as sweet as as english or french sweet g...man that is convoluted to say the list)
respectthefish
respectthefish 18 days ago
hack Red does the good work bc xd I feel attracted to drawn Blue pffffffffffffff
Kit Fox
Kit Fox 19 days ago
"We're gonna ignore the rest of the world and cozy up in Venice." For those of you playing the Blue drinking game, take a sip.
Danae Twitchell
Danae Twitchell 20 days ago
King Mithridates aka prince Westly.
Kangas Khan
Kangas Khan 20 days ago
Ah yes, John Johnson my favorite doer of job at place
Dragan Andelkovic
Really sad you didn‘t include the assassination attempt on King Edward VIII . A guy threw a gun a him.
Bloop deBoop
Bloop deBoop 21 day ago
I'm imagining Mithridates sampling poison like a fine wine "Hmm...what is this I am detecting? Undertones of earthiness, with just a splash of bitterness and hatred. Boils in your stomach nicely...delightful"
Bloop deBoop
Bloop deBoop 21 day ago
"Mithridates, a friend of yours died from poisoning and so many fellow emperors are being offed by it too" *Mithrades, while downing 8 shots of cobra venom* "Tragic"
KiraTheUsagii's Workshop
I would love to see the faces of those assassins trying to kill the first king with poison and their growing confusion as it dosen't work. XD
Little Miss Imperfect
"Ah yes, John Johnson, who does [Job] at [Place]."
Drive A Sandwich
Drive A Sandwich 22 days ago
Mirthridates: "I've spent the last few years developing an immunity to poison."
CaiusCassiusLonginus
Someone in medieval Venice decided the corno ducale was Fashionable and all Doges went "I NEED that".
Mrkabrat
Mrkabrat 23 days ago
Never underestimate the ballistic capabilities of a pissed off italian grandmother
Eskurian
Eskurian 23 days ago
I love the very random "what have we learned today" list at the end. Keep doing that. (-:
Alexandra Vega
Alexandra Vega 24 days ago
blue i will Personally send you money to cover the Pazzi Conspiracy of Florence
Николай Совков
Guy Fox one is my favorite. Will remember them every time I think I failed...
William Simmons
William Simmons 25 days ago
7:27 accurate*
CC Gacha Art
CC Gacha Art 25 days ago
3:49 sees Henry begins singing ex wives form six
Anadaere
Anadaere 25 days ago
Mithridates: *got isekai'd* The World Admins: Oh no... Mithridates: OH YES *proceeds to lightly burn his skin, casually stabs himself, drinks poisons and just straight up invents the Trial of Grass 2.0 Mithri Style*
Dickless Mic
Dickless Mic 25 days ago
Strega Nona takes no prisoners.
GearandaltheFirst
GearandaltheFirst 25 days ago
Ok but did the old lady's rent ever increase?
Random Person
Random Person 26 days ago
im gonna go take a sip of weed killers and try this out for myself
Midorikonokami
Midorikonokami 26 days ago
Signiora Rossi is my new hero
Bean Machine
Bean Machine 26 days ago
As so as he said high explosives I knew he was talking about Guy Fawkes.
Yo1tsVixen :p
Yo1tsVixen :p 26 days ago
Europe: **exists in peace** Galviro Princip: I’m boutta end this man’s whole career Edit: I now realise our boy Princip may get disqualified cause he did succeed, but he didn’t actually kill the Archduke until the second attempt so uh..yay? But I mean he also gets bonus points for starting one of, if not the deadliest event of human history
It'sLucyAgain
It'sLucyAgain 26 days ago
You say John Johnson is a bad fake name but my grandad is literally called David Davies so don’t underestimate the British
Alexander Small
Alexander Small 26 days ago
America: makes the Nordon bombsight. Italy: Makes the Rossi bombsight
Cephery
Cephery 27 days ago
Remember remember the 5th of November With gunpowder treason and plot For I see no reason Why gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot. This is a British nursery rhyme kind of thing that just about everyone who grew up here will know, which goes hand in hand with November 5th to this day being bonfire night, where events will be held to build massive communal bonfires, burn down effigies of Guy Fawkes and set off all the fireworks you can get your hands on, basically to show the idiot how to actually blow something up. It’s hardly the most terrible act committed against the country but apparently it’s the one that we really need to hammer into his grave.
Molly McDade
Molly McDade 27 days ago
...and every year since on November 5th we celebrate their utter failure by burning scarecrows on top of bonfires. Bonfire Night is messed up and I kind of love it Sorry folks, V For Vendetta lied to you! It wasn’t a case of freedom fighters failing against an oppressive monarchical government, it was a wannabe monarchical government trying and failing to explode the current monarchical government.
Gavrilo Princip
Gavrilo Princip 27 days ago
0:10 Wow! I made it in the video!
AstralKandere
AstralKandere 27 days ago
If Blue and Red were my History Teachers, I’d actually look forward to History
Rachel the Seeker
Rachel the Seeker 25 days ago
I've learned more about history from Blue, and myths and writing from Red, then I ever did in school
D' Bert
D' Bert 27 days ago
I hear the postal 2 music
Wood Knight9 LR
Wood Knight9 LR 27 days ago
Mithridates playing with Skyrim rules
Cron Sola
Cron Sola 27 days ago
I had a teacher named John Johnson!
Colin Burrows
Colin Burrows 27 days ago
conspirqacy theory: the bowl that was dropped was the same bowl that had snake venom soup in it
Bthsr71
Bthsr71 27 days ago
Nah, they didn't have high explosives yet, just explosives. And the advent of high explosives involves/elevates Alfred Nobel, who is something of a history meme himself.
Fun and Cool
Fun and Cool 27 days ago
Hey I do job in place too. What a coincidence.
Primordial Chaos
Primordial Chaos 28 days ago
Murder is how i solve all MY problems!
sappie
sappie 28 days ago
But on the other hand... haha funny poison man
Rodolfo Suarez
Rodolfo Suarez 28 days ago
Surprised that president Andrew Jackson wasn't mentioned. Unless it might of been really well known
Casey Lee
Casey Lee 28 days ago
i hâte that i vape sometimes because when blue showed the pic of the cat in the hat i'd just taken a hit and started hacking with laughter bc i wasn't expecting it
Hannah Motley
Hannah Motley 28 days ago
I died when he said boomafing
Danielle Hann
Danielle Hann 28 days ago
Hah! Plaque, mood. 👌🏼
raisa
raisa 28 days ago
So basically, let's kill everyone
NoBoy Lunatic
NoBoy Lunatic 28 days ago
How did you NOT mention Tito? Mr "If Moscow sends another assassin after me I'll send one to Moscow and trust me, I won't need to send another."
Jaimon Lovins
Jaimon Lovins 28 days ago
Historical murder is fun 😀
J F
J F 28 days ago
Wait, who is Indigo? O.o
Hardric62
Hardric62 28 days ago
"So, the Venitian Republic, the longest-lasting (and best) in world history..." *Grumbles in Fourth Crusade* Certainly not from Constantinople's viewpoint.
HybridEqualist
HybridEqualist 28 days ago
Fun fact about the Gunpowder Plot: King James had a medal commissioned after the Plot was revealed which essentially was a commemoration of the conspirators treason. The medal had a picture of snakes hiding among flowers. Not too long after, Shakespeare came out with a new play all about traitors to the crown getting their just desserts and in that play these lines are uttered: "Look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under it." Legend holds that it was Shakespeare himself who played Lady MacBeth in that performance. TL;DR So basically MacBeth was a note to King James saying "hey, I'm not a traitor despite my Catholic upbringing"
J F
J F 28 days ago
Ah yes, the biggest political big wig of them all...Beans from Even Stevens. 😂
Caidalee
Caidalee 28 days ago
I’ve watched Red’s half of this channel for almost a year now. HOW HAS IT TAKEN ME /THIS/ LONG TO APPRECIATE BLUE?! Dude, you’re hilarious, and I’m. About. To binge. Some history.
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