Jerusalem was taken by storm; the Roman troops withdrew to behead Antigonus the usurper at Antioch.
Stephen Bathory, voivode of Transylvania and count of the Szeklers, for instance, ruled Transylvania like a Turkish pasha, and threatened to behead all who dared to complain of his exactions; " Stinking carrion," he said, was better than living Szeklers.
A counter fanaticism was aroused in them, and for years the Martyrs of Cordoba continued to force the often reluctant cadis to behead them, by blaspheming the Prophet.
She watched him systematically behead or run through the three men, her stomach churning at the sight of so much death.
Henry could thus behead ministers and divorce wives with comparative impunity, because the individual appeared to be of little importance compared with the state.