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Thomas May

Thomas May

Person  Male  Born 1595  Died 13/11/1650

Poet, dramatist and historian. Born Sussex. Commissioned by the House of Commons to compose a History of the Parliament, published 1647. A supporter of the regicides. Buried Westminster Abbey.

When Charles II was restored to the throne he ordered the disinterment of the bodies of Oliver Cromwell and his supporters, including May, and their reburial in an unmarked pit in St Margaret's churchyard, Westminster.

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Reburied parliamentarians

When Charles II was restored to the throne he issued Royal Warrant, dated 9 S...

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