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Great ChrisJ 2021-09-20 6:51

Hello Bev,

I recall reading that after the English Civil War, Cromwells remains were dug up and beheaded.

"It was not uncommon in Britain at the time to dig up your enemies after they have died to accuse them of wrong doings, put them on trial and punish them again! This happened to Oliver Cromwell. In 1661, the year after Charles II restored the monarchy, Cromwell was dug up, put on trial and hung from the famous gallows at Tyburn, then had his head chopped off! To send a message of the King’s power, Cromwell’s head was placed on a pike on the roof of Westminster Hall where it stayed for thirty years." The head ended up in Cambridge. Anyway Cromwell had a modest, half timbered house. Good sharpness and well framed and composed. Tfs!

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Well done, Chris, you have lots of historical knowledge about, Oliver Cromwell.
Indeed he was beheaded posthumously and placed at Tyburn!

I suppose Charles II had to take revenge on the guy who was responsible for the death of his father!

Kind regards, Bev :-)
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