Hatto

Hatto, archbishop of Mainz, of whom tradition alleges that he was assailed in his palace by an army of mice, to escape whose ravages he retired to a tower on the Rhine, whither the mice followed him and ate him up, a judgment due, as is alleged, to his having, during a great famine in 970, gathered the poor into a barn and burnt them to death, as “like mice, good only for devouring corn,” he said.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Hatti-Sheriff * Hauberk
Hastings, Battle Of
Hastings, Francis Rawdon-Hastings, Marquis of
Hastings, Warren
Hatch, Edwin
Hatfield
Hatherley, Baron
Hathras
Hats and Caps
Hatteras, Cape
Hatti-Sheriff
Hatto
Hauberk
Hauch, Hans Carsten
Hauff, Wilhelm
Haug
Hauser, Kaspar
Haussa
Haussman, George Eugène
Haüy, René Just
Havana
Havel

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Hatto in Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable