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1. Emperor Zou Houzhao of China's Ming Dynasty fitted into this category. One of the odder things he did, during one of his bouts of believing he was just an ordinary citizen, was to turn the inside of his palaces into designs resembling what?
2. Prussia's Frederick Wilhelm I had a total obsession with the military lifestyle, which even extended to his own family. How did he have his young son wakened every morning?
3. Which sad king of Bavaria built the enchantingly beautiful Schloss Neuschwanstein castle?
4. During his most severe bout of madness, Charles VI of France believed he was made out of which substance?
5. China's terracotta warriors, located in the tomb of its first Emperor Qin Shi Huang, continue to fascinate the world today. What was the obsession that led to their creation?
6. Did you know that, in the 19th century, America once had an Emperor of the United States? This poor man, one Joshua Abraham Norton, was lucky enough to have his delusions of grandeur humoured and catered to openly by the people of which Californian city?
7. Turkey had a series of insane and diabolically cruel Sultans during the 16th and 17th centuries. The worst of these was Ibrahim I. He was prone to having all his concubines gathered in the one area, so that he could do what?
8. Juana the Mad, the first queen of the Hapsburg dynasty, spent all her married life being overwhelmed by which all consuming passion towards her husband?
9. Poor old George III of England is possibly the most well known of all the rulers troubled by mental instability. Today it is theorised that "Mad King George" suffered from which medical condition?
10. Caligula, Emperor of Rome, was one of the most diabolical and unbalanced rulers in history. Which animal did he - allegedly - attempt to have named a citizen, priest and Consul of Rome?
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