When Charles I was executed, his son Charles II made it his role to
search out retribution, producing the biggest manhunt Britain had
ever seen, one that would span Europe and America and would last
for thirty years.
Men who had once been among the most powerful figures in England
ended up on the scaffold, on the run, or in fear of the assassin's
bullet. History has painted the regicides and their supporters as
fanatical Puritans, but among them were... more...