“The Play What I Wrote”

The trial of Charles 1 took place from January 20th to January 27th, 1649, The King was executed at 2pm on January 30th outside the Banqueting House in Whitehall. The clockface at Horseguards still marks the hour. I wrote Man of Blood or Martyr of the People? in response to a request for a fund-raising event that could be held in Sandwich’s medieval courtroom. It was performed to packed houses in August 2016 … and the King was found not guilty by every audience!

Author: Stella Riley


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