Editor says, in this post we explore Blair Worden's ingenius argument that the regicide transformed Charles I into a martyr, saving the monarchy. We must therefore wonder what might have happened if instead Oliver Cromwell had been executed. Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s).
Editor says, Marvell's poem says Royal Actor, not Republican Actor. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.