Killers of the King

Killers of the King: The Men Who Dared to Execute Charles I

This is an account of the trial and execution of Charles I in 1649; followed by the retribution meted out to the main actors after the restoration. It is interesting to ponder the religious and political ideas that drove people in those days, perhaps the (very) beginning of modern political ideas. The actual trial had an interesting legal aspect because trials were carried out in the name of the King, yet it was the King on trial. Of course, this would be relevant today. Some regicides ended up in the the American Colonies and their ability to evade justice is perhaps one reason why there is no state of New Haven (it was absorbed into Connecticut).


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