Person    | Male  Born 29/9/1639  Died 21/7/1683

Lord William Russell

Son of the 5th Earl Bedford. MP for Tavistock. Convicted of being part of the Rye House Plot to assassinate the Catholic King Charles II and beheaded, eventually, in Lincoln's Inn Fields. When the Protestant William and Mary ascended the throne Lord William's father was created 1st Duke of Bedford in recognition of the sacrifice of his son.

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Lord William Russell

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Lord William Russell's beheading

Lincoln's Inn Fields was the site of the gruesome and prolonged public behead...

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