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Algernon Sidney is beheaded...

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December 10, 1683

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Dec. 10, 1683 

* Algernon Sydney beheaded for treason
* King Charles II murder plot

The back page has a brief yet quite historic report from London reading: "This day Algernon Sidney Esq., was brought from the Tower to the place appointed for his execution on Tower-Hill, where he was beheaded on a scaffold erected for that purpose." Sidney was much involved in the military & politics, ultimately to be implicated in the Rye House Plot.
Complete as a single newspaper, 6 1/4 by 11 inches, very nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's