Constantine: The World Is Not Enough
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York Lit Fest's Big History Weekend
As Lord Protector and ruler of the English Commonwealth, Oliver Cromwell was one of the most powerful men in history. After his death in 1658, he was given a public funeral at Westminster Abbey equal to those of the monarchs who preceded him. Yet not much later his body was disinterred and his head spiked on a pole. In a tale that mirrors the twists and turns of British politics, Russell Marwood relates what happened to it thereafter. Russell has been an archaeologist for 42 years and can lay claim to being one of the archaeologists who dug up the Coppergate helmet. He is also a commanding officer of John Lilburne’s Regiment, a Parliamentarian regiment in the Sealed Knot re-enactment society.