Background oliver cromwell born on the 3rd april 1599 led england into a republic abolishing the monarchy and the house of lords after the execution of king charles i in january 1649 cromwells rule as lord protector beginning in december 1653 was not dissimilar to the personal rule of his royal predecessors he maintained sole unrestricted power and lived in the many royal palaces. Sketch of oliver cromwells head from the late 18th century on september 3rd 1658 a stately funeral was held at westminster abbey the burial place of the kings of england however this funeral was not for a king it was for a regicide the lord protector oliver cromwell. Moreover cromwells head is not just about the trip to cambridge and back it is about the search for answers to lifes persistent questions and that search will continue though the memories of cambridge may fade. Oliver cromwells head was a dangerous item to be in possession of so it is presumed that the soldier hid it kept quiet the head is exhibited in 1710 oliver cromwells head reappeared was . The incredible journey of oliver cromwells head it has been described by its auctioneers as an extraordinary item a relic of one of the most remarkable moments in history
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