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We've recently spotted a note about King Charles I's execution included in the parish burial records from Hertfordshire. King Charles I wasn't actually buried in Hertfordshire, but the person who completed the register clearly thought his death was an event that needed to be recorded:

Record of King Charles I's execution

Under Old Father Bates' burial, we see King Charles' entry:

  • Name: King Charles
  • Date of death: 30 January 1649
  • Cause of death: Beheaded. Another word has been added here in striking large print: murder'd

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