Entertainment - King Charles I Beheading - Sealed Knot Society - London
The scene in Whitehall, where on a nearby site on January 30th 1649 the reign of King Charles I ended with his execution. The commemorative ceremony held at the equestrian statue of the King attended by Count Nikolai Tolstoy (centre), a Commanding Officer of Grenvile's Regiment (of the Sealed Knot Society of Cavaliers), and supporters of the unit, wearing Civil War period dress. With them at the ready is Rory, a Wolf hound. In the background is the King's statue in Trafalgar Square which marks the spot in which his own executioners were beheaded.
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