England · Political

Executed 2 years after death

January 30, 1661
Oliver Cromwell is executed posthumously

Cromwell was tried two years after his death and found guilty of high treason for his part in dethroning Charles I, on the 12th anniversary of Charles I’s execution. Cromwell and three others instrumental in Charles’ trial and execution (Robert Blake, John Bradshaw, and Henry Ireton) were exhumed from their graves, hanged, and beheaded; their heads were then displayed for approximately 4 years.

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