Nero was a Roman emperor and a tyrannical ruler. Nero committed numerous abhorrent acts, including having his own mother murdered. Nero was accused of starting a devastating fire in Rome, Historians think he probably didn’t do it but he had such a bad reputation People believed he had done it. Nero escaped by blaming the Christians and had many Christians tortured to death. Nero forced his subjects to pay burdensome Taxes to finance for a luxurous palace for himself.