Queen Victoria of England was declared Empress of India despite never having been to the country. The last recorded longbow casualty in war came in 1940 at the hands of the aptly-named Lieutenant Colonel "Mad Jack" Churchill. Roman Emperor Caligula once appointed his horse, Incitatus, as a priest. He talked about making the horse a consul, but never followed through on it. During the brief period when Oliver Cromwell ruled England, Christmas was made illegal. During the Spanish Civil War, nationalist forces attempted to air drop supplies to besieged allies using turkeys in place of parachutes. It didn't go great. A baboon named Jackie was made a corporal by the South African army in 1918, and even saw action, serving as a lookout for his regiment.