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Saturday, January 30, 2016

the men who killed Charles I

de bene esse: literally, of well-being, morally acceptable but subject to future validation or exception

On the Restoration, Charles II pardoned the many supporters of Cromwell’s Protectorate, with the exception of those directly involved in the execution of his father. These men now found their lives to be at great risk and several fled the country, as Charles Spencer explains.
New Haven, ConnecticutNew Haven, ConnecticutIn New Haven, Connecticut are three thoroughfares, Dixwell Avenue, Goffe Street and Whalley Avenue. These names do not belong to Titans of industry, politics or philanthropy, but to men from an even more select group – John Dixwell, William Goffe and Edward Whalley were all killers of a king.
Their victim was Charles I, a cultivated and spiritual man who ruled England from 1625 to 1649. continue

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