10 MEN WHO SIGNED THE WARRANT
A Cheshire-born lawyer, as Lord President of the High Court of Justice set up to try Charles I for treason, he was the man who sentenced the King to death. He died in 1659.
MP for Cambridge who rose to become commander of parliament’s New Model Army in 1650 and Lord Protector in 1653. He declined the offer of the crown in 1657 and died the following year.
Fought in many of the major battles of the Civil War and commanded the Parliamentarian left wing at Naseby. Married Oliver Cromwell’s daughter Bridget, but died of fever while
campaigning in Ireland in 1651.
A major-general in Cromwell’s army, he fled to New England at the Restoration with Edward Whalley, his father-in-law and fellow Regicide. When in 1675, a nearby village was attacked by Native Americans, Goffe emerged from hiding to lead the settlers to victory.
A daring soldier and a religious radical, he was one of the first to say that the King should stand trial. He refused to flee at the Restoration and was hanged, drawn and quartered. Defiant until the last, he punched his executioner.
A commander of artillery during the Civil War, he later became an admiral. He was killed in 1653 during a naval battle against the Dutch when he was nearly cut in two by a cannonball.
Defended Wardour Castle against the Royalists in 1644. A leading Republican, he quarrelled with Cromwell when he seized power in 1653. He escaped to the continent at the Restoration and died in Switzerland in 1692.
Nottingham MP and barrister. He was condemned to death at the Restoration, but his sentence was later commuted to life imprisonment. He died in Mont Orgueil Castle, Jersey in 1666.
A Devon-born MP, merchant and financier, he was dismissed from parliament in 1652, supposedly after being found in bed with his maidservant. He went into hiding at the Restoration, but was discovered and – you guessed it – hanged, drawn and quartered.
A Norfolk-born politician and administrator who escaped to the Netherlands at the Restoration of the Monarchy. But in 1662, along with two other regicides, he was arrested by the English ambassador George Downing and sent to England for trial and execution.