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Images Dated 20th February 2008

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The assassination of the Duke of Buckingham, c1902 Featured 20 Feb 2008 Image

The assassination of the Duke of Buckingham, c1902

The assassination of Lord Buckingham, c1902. George Villiers, the Duke of Buckingham, was stabbed to death by John Felton in Portsmouth on 23 August 1628. Felton, a disgruntled soldier, was a member of one of Buckingham's unsuccessful expeditions - this time against France. Although Felton was a hero in the public's eyes for having killed the hated royal favourite, he was condemned to death and hanged at Tyburn on 29 November 1628

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Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658), c18th century (c1902) Featured 20 Feb 2008 Image

Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658), c18th century (c1902)

Oliver Cromwell, c18th century (c1902). From Cassell's Illustrated History of England, volune III (c1902). Cromwell was a Member of Parliament at the outbreak of the English Civil War in 1642. As one of the judges at the trial of King Charles I in 1649, Cromwell signed the king's death warrant and became Lord Protector of England in 1653. He died in 1668 and was succeeded as Lord Protector by his son, Richard. Although Richard was not entirely without ability, he had no power base in either Parliament or the Army and was forced to resign in May 1659, bringing the Protectorate to an end. In the period immediately following his abdication the head of the army, George Monck, took power for less than a year, at which point Parliament restored Charles II as king. One of Charles first acts was to exhume Cromwell's body from Westminster Abbey and hang it from the gallows at Tyburn; his head was set on a pole on top of Westminster Hall

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