In the 1,600 years since Saint Patrick preached his way across the Emerald Isle, the legends and
Today, world leaders rarely maintain absolute, unquestioned power; prime
ministers, presidents, and even dictators are usually ‘moderated’ to some degree.
This was not always the case in the ancient world – monarchs, pharaohs,
warlords, conquerors, and tyrants possessed immense power — for better
or for worse. In this issue, we shine a spotlight on some of the most famous and
infamous rulers in history.