Kings death warrant to go on display in Huntingdon

KING Charles death warrant is on display in Huntingdon as part of an exhibition detailing the fate of the men responsible for the fallen king s execution. The free exhibition is at the Cromwell Museum in Grammar School Walk until September 5. Items on

KING Charles' death warrant is on display in Huntingdon as part of an exhibition detailing the fate of the men responsible for the fallen king's execution.

The free exhibition is at the Cromwell Museum in Grammar School Walk until September 5.

Items on show will give an account of what happened to some of those who were found guilty of treason when they signed King Charles' death warrant in 1649.

Oliver Cromwell and 13 other men were pursued for treason following the restoration of the monarchy in 1660, 11 years after King Charles' downfall. Cromwell's body was even dug up to be executed for the crime.


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A copy of King Charles' death warrant from the Parliamentary Archives, which includes Cromwell's signature, will be one of the exhibits.

The event marks the 350th anniversary of the restoration of the monarchy and the pursuit of the men who were labelled 'king killers'.

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John Goldsmith, curator of the museum for Cambridgeshire County Council, said: "The pursuit of the men accused of treason following the execution of King Charles in early 1649 was extraordinary and this exhibition will help people understand what really went on.

"It is free to come in to the museum all year round, and I am sure anyone who comes along will find it both interesting and come away knowing a little bit more than they did before they walked in."

INFORMATION: The Cromwell Museum is open daily Tuesday-Sunday from 10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4pm. Entry free.

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