TIL that when the British monarchy was restored in 1660 under Charles II, the body of Oliver Cromwell was dug up, hanged in chains and beheaded as a posthumous execution for the crime of signing Charles I’s death warrant. His head was then owned by various people till its burial in 1960.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Cromwell?hanged#Death_and_posthumous_execution

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  1. Did they just pass his head around? “I think this head would look rather nice on your mantlepiece. I want you to have it and I won’t take no for an answer!”

  2. Cromwell is just like stalin and any other charlatan acting like they were for the greater good. Cult like personalities always transform good movements into totalitarian affairs.

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