Digging up the Past • 1h 6m
The story of Oliver Cromwell’s head is perhaps the most bizarre, yet least well known, of all tales from English history.
This documentary tells the full story of this extraordinary artefact. It’s a strange and grisly saga that runs from dark conspiracy, to detective story - touching upon kings, radicals, eccentric collectors, society ladies, strumpets, and forensic scientists.
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