X is for Xerxes


Wow, it was hard to find something for X. It's going to be a short one today.

- Xerxes was a King of Persia, and ruled over Egypt after they had been conquered by the Persians.

- There were rebellions in Egypt while he ruled, but he quelled them quickly. They caused him to rule more strictly.

- His rule over ancient Egypt was harsh; he disregarded their customs and beliefs.

- He was eventually assassinated, supposedly by order of one of is sons, who took the throne following his death.

Comments

  1. X is a tough one, Laura. You've done well.
    When customs and beliefs of the land are disregarded that's when the rulers have problems.
    An unforgettable blog.
    Almost to the finish line.

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  2. Xerxes also did battle with the Greeks and has been accused to burning Athens... He was a mean one.

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  3. X is tough, but Xerxes to the rescue! Who'd have thought...? :)

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  4. Offed by his own son - that's harsh.

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  5. Xerxes doesn't sound like a man to be crossed - and he raised ruthless sons as well.
    Sophie
    Sophie's Thoughts & Fumbles - A to Z Ghosts
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  6. I think if I had been king back in those days I would have avoided having children, they had a habit of doing stuff like that back then. . . .

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  7. I think the hardest part about being King is keeping your throne! You did wonderful with the letter X!

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  8. This is a great letter x post! X out Xerxes for sure!

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  9. Apparently he was also a really tall effeminate dude with piercings and a gold speedo. Or so 300 taught me.

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  10. I think you did great for X! I hadn't heard of Xerxes before this post. :)

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  11. Down with the king! I have actually heard of Xerxes before, but that might be because I'm a slight history geek, or it might be because I was doing research on ancient kings to try and place one of my stories in the appropriate time period. Great details!

    True Heroes from A to Z

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  12. A lot of people struggle to find something for X. I think this post turned out great!

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  13. Xerxes ruled Egypt? There you go. Perfect! :D

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  14. I had no idea he was assassinated. That's too bad. He sounded like a stand up guy hahaha.

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  15. Great one for X! I had never heard of him before reading your post - thanks! http://www.hjblenkinsop.co.uk

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  16. Isn't it amazing how many king and queens were taken out by their own relatives. I think it's a very unsafe job :). Good one for finding an X.
    Tasha
    Tasha's Thinkings - AtoZ (Vampires)
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