Sunday, 12 July 2015

I Have Often Seen Books Written From Various Perspectives,

the victim, the investigator, the traveller, you get the picture,

but I have never heard of one being written by a head, a severed one at that, but now you can follow the exploits of Oliver Cromwell’s embalmed head as it travelled for the next three hundred years across the Commonwealth, the memoirs of Oliver Cromwell’s embalmed head have surfaced, making it the first account of any world leader or any human being for that matter chronicling the afterlife, this remarkable memoir recounts its journey through the centuries, beginning with Cromwell’s decapitation and the head’s impalement on a post at Westminster Hall, where it stayed for more than twenty years before being freed by a heavy storm, over the centuries, the head enjoyed a series of unexpected adventures, encountering a host of bizarre and well-known characters, from its many owners, these escapades came to an end only after the head was eventually buried for good in 1960, I am not a betting person but I bet when Oliver instigated the beheading of England’s King Charles I in 1649 he did not know that his own head would leave him as well, what a great if unusual read.

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