oliver cromwell

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oliver Cromwell death mask taken a few minuets after he died..
Oliver Cromwell was born in Huntington on April 25th, 1599. He died on September 3rd in London.
When Charles II was restored to the throne in 1660, some of his supporters had Cromwell's body dug up and hanged(!) from a gallows as a traitor. His remains were later buried at the foot of the gibbet ain't we just a lovely lot lol.. that all info for this


Guest - Feb 15, 2007 02:42 PM EDT
thanks for the comment travlynwoman strange how it has attracted some comments being a little gory and macabre ..only thing was he was 43 before he became a leader
Guest - Feb 15, 2007 02:30 PM EDT
Excellent shot of the King of the Roundheads, Mike. His men were responsible for some major damage to the Sydenham estate in Devon, where I was at boarding school. Many Americans aren't aware that he uprooted the Monarchy for awhile. This is and excellent death mask. Great capture.
Guest - Feb 15, 2007 06:09 AM EDT
thanks for all your comments on this strange subject .. i guess don this most be the only one on here then? this is on show at Warwick castle for all to see shame there aint a contest for weird and wonderful i would be entering this one
Guest - Feb 14, 2007 04:11 PM EDT
Great capture of a strange subject. I have to say it is the nicest death mask photo I've seen on the site! Interesting stuff Mike. Don
Guest - Feb 14, 2007 02:09 PM EDT
There's just no market for death masks anymore...I jest.I like how this is suspended in the glass box.Very spooky,and thanks for showing us this piece of history.
Guest - Feb 14, 2007 07:27 AM EDT
A marvellously macabre shot Mike! Death masks are spooky, but they give a real sense of immediacy. Great image.

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