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The 18th Century mystery of Oliver Cromwell’s missing head

We know our blog is dedicated to the history of the Georgian era but, for this subject, we must first venture back into the previous century to set the scene.Our subject today is Oliver Cromwell, or, more accurately, his head. Cromwell had died on the 3rd September, 1658 and, after lying in state at Somerset House, his body was buried in Westminster Abbey the actual burial taking place two weeks before his official funeral as his body was quickly decaying. And there his body remained until King Charles II was restored to the throne.

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This entry was posted on October 14, 2014 by in History, Mystery.

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