On this day in 1660, Samuel Pepys wrote in his diary:
“George Vines carried me up to the top of his turret, where there is Cooke’s head set up for a traitor, and Harrison’s set up on the other side of Westminster Hall. Here I could see them plainly, and also a very fair prospect about London”.
John Cook(e) was the chief prosecutor at Charles I’s trial at the end of the Civil War, and Thomas Harrison one of the signatories to his death warrant, both hunted down and executed by Charles II after the Restoration of the Monarchy (see also October 13th, October 15th, October 17th and October 20th postings).
The Civil War is discussed on various of our walks, including the “Tudor and Stuart London”, “Tudor and Stuart City highlights” and “Rebellious London” themed specials.
Further details of all our walks are available in the Our Guided Walks section of this web-site.
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