10 MEN WHO SIGNED THE WAR­RANT

History Revealed - - COVER STORY CIVIL WAR -

JOHN BRAD­SHAW

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.

OLIVER CROMWELL

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.

HENRY IRETON

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.

WIL­LIAM GOFFE

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.

THOMAS HAR­RI­SON

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.

RICHARD DEANE

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.

ED­MUND LUDLOW

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.

GIL­BERT MILLING­TON

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.

GREGORY CLE­MENT

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.

MILES CORBET

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.

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