Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Something to think about

Oliver Cromwell 1599-1658

A few points to ponder over...

· A government that clamps down on Christmas and other saints and holy days

· A government that is accused of a number of embarrassing blunders and failures

· Wales, Scotland and Ireland want to be separate entities

· Government oppose and abolish the monarchy

· Government in favour of parliamentary and military rule

· Civil war

You may be thinking that I am referring to present day’s events. Well, think again. The events above happened nearly 400 years ago but I have a nasty feeling that history is repeating itself.

The events above refer to the reign of Charles I in the 1600’s and his demise at the hands of Oliver Cromwell’s government.

While not all of the events above have happened in the 21st Century, the cards are clearly on the table.

Our Queen is alive and well; Charles III is waiting in the wings...


Oliver Cromwell died on 3rd September, 1658 and was reported to be buried somewhere within Westminster Abbey. In 1660, parliament ordered the exhumation and posthumous execution of several regicides.

On 30th January, 1661 – 12th anniversary of Charles I’s execution - three corpses were exhumed, hung and decapitated. The bodies were dumped in an unmarked pit beneath Tyburn gallows. And the heads? They were displayed on poles above Westminster Hall.

On 29th May, 1660, the monarchy was restored...

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