23rd April 1655 - John Penruddock convicted of High Treason against Cromwell

Colonel_John_Penruddock_1619-1655.jpg On the 23rd April 1655, 26 of the Sealed Knot conspirators were convicted of High Treason against the Cromwell Regime.

They were sentenced to death despite arguing that they had killed no-one, and that a Roundhead called Captain Crook had agreed that their lives would be spared[1]”.

Image Credit

George Vertue [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons


[1] The Popular History Of Old & New Sarum. T. J. Northy, Published by the Wiltshire County Mirror & Express Co. Ltd., 1897. Available digitally on the Internet Archive - URL: https://archive.org/stream/popularhistoryof00nort/popularhistoryof00nort_djvu.txt.