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Oliver Cromwell's Decapitated Head & Charles II's Revenge

Ep. 67

***Warning: today's episode contains graphic description of violence***


In 1661 Oliver Cromwell was hung and beheaded...the only problem was he'd been dead two years already. Charles II had returned and revenge was in the air. It took many strange and gruesome forms.


Anthony and Maddy are joined again today by Ronald Hutton - one of Britain's foremost historians who is working on a three volume biography of Oliver Cromwell. They hear about the strange after life of Cromwell's head and the incredible story of the execution of regicide Thomas Harrison.


Produced and edited by Freddy Chick. Senior producer is Charlotte Long.

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