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The Execution of James Scott Duke of Monmouth

On the 15th July 1685 a 36 year old man was lead to the scaffold on Tower Hill. He would lose his head that day by the hand of the incompetent and notorious executioner Jack Ketch; it took 9 strokes … Continue reading

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The Death Of Charles II & Its Effect On Our History

Last week saw the anniversary of the death of the last king to be a king in the full sense, Charles II. His death was the catalysis that transformed the British political being from a ruling king and his parliament … Continue reading

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The Execution of Lord William Russell

Sorry a about the delay between posts – life seems to have caught up with me.   William Russell Baron and Lord was born on 29 September 1639. He gained the title of baron on the death of his elder … Continue reading

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