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And so it came to pass under the vengeful gaze of the restored Charles II that the nicely-buried Oliver Cromwell was dug up from his monarchial pit, brought to the light, and then hanged, and once twice-dead, was beheaded. To make matters worse for Cromwell, his body was tossed into “a deep pit under the gallows” and his head displayed on a spike at Westminster Hall. I guess that his eyes at that point would’ve been happy to see some more comfortable dirt.
I’m just relating that story as part of the impression I got
from this 1824 woodcut of Cromwell’s house at