And did Charles II give the "proctors" a fair trial?
Did any English monarch ever give a victim a fair trial?
Right up to last 200y or so, English monarchs were just like murderous warlords.
(and I am not quoting from Donald Trump!)
From the brother of Princess Diana comes this gruesome tale of what happened when the men who signed Charles I's death warrant - all 59 of them - had the tables turned on them when the British monarchy was restored after an 11 year experiment with a republic form of government. Most were hanged, drawn and quartered, others had their fortunes forfeited, while the rest were forced to flee to places as far as Switzerland and even colonial America. Charles Spencer pulls together one of the most fascinating and untold stories of the Middle Ages and presents it in a form that can be absorbed by the masses. One thing for certain is that the doomed king never got the benefit of a fair trial - the "jury" was more a posse of proctors who weren't interested in Charles' protestations of innocence or executive immunity.
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