The Bizarre Story Behind The Most Famous Decapitated Head In History | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


The Bizarre Story Behind The Most Famous Decapitated Head In History

When Charles II of England assumed the throne in 1659, he had a few bones to pick with folks who had offed his father. Ten years earlier, in 1649, his father, Charles I, had been put to trial and executed by a group of Parliamentarians led by Oliver Cromwell, and Charles II had been exiled to mainland Europe. Charles I's execution and Cromwell's ascension to Lord Protector led to a decade of non-royal rule in England.

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