The Tudors and Stuarts

Charles I's nightcap

Charles I's nightcap

This is the embroidered linen nightcap worn by Charles I on the eve of his execution, the 29th-30th January 1649. With the death of the King, the monarchy was abolished and England became a republic governed by the Commonwealth. Charles' trial was unprecedented in world history, and the events that followed were unique in British history.

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