Oliver Cromwell’s body exhumed, put on trial, beheaded and dumped in a pit. Head put on a spike over Westminster Hall 1661

#OnThisDay 1661 Three years after his death and on the twelfth anniversary of the death of King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell’s body was exhumed from its grave, dragged through the streets of London, hanged in chains at Tyburn & then thrown into a pit. His head was cut off and displayed on a pole on the roof of Westminster Hall until 1685.

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