TIL that the anonymous executioner of King Charles I of England, did not proclaim the usual “behold the head of a traitor” line. It is thought that this was because of their fear that someone would recognise their voice.

Read more: https://wikipedia.org/wiki/Execution_of_Charles_I

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  1. People have to remember what new ground the English were testing in 1649. Kings had been assassinated before, but to put in trial and lawfully execute a king many believed was ordained by God was daring af.

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