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After the second civil war in 1648, most army leaders despaired of reaching an agreement with the king and resolved to put him on trial. Fifty‐nine signed Charles's death warrant in January 1649. At the Restoration, the remains of Cromwell, Ireton, and Bradshaw were taken from Westminster abbey and hanged at Tyburn. Of the 41 regicides still alive, nine were put to death.

Subjects: British History — Law.


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