34 - The Mouse Tower

A German legend of an evil clergyman eaten by rats.  But the story isn't all it's cracked up to be; countless variants of it exist across Europe.  

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babenberg

https://www.historytoday.com/archive/months-past/death-archbishop-hatto

http://www.loreley-info.com/eng/rhein-rhine/castles/maeuseturm.php

https://melaniejeanjuneau.blog/2014/02/27/there-is-a-saint-for-everything-afraid-of-mice/

https://www.fuenfseenland.de/fuenfseenland/die-fuenf-seen/woerthsee/

https://lamusdworski.wordpress.com/2016/03/12/mouse-tower/

 

Opening music by Kevin MacLeod.
Closing music by Soma.

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