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Richard Brandon
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Birth: unknown
Death: 1649

English executioner. As the Common Hangman of London in 1649, he is believed by many to be the anonymous person who beheaded King Charles I. Mystery surrounds the truth: Brandon initially refused the task, but a 'confession' was published and circulated after his death in which he admitted responsibility. This may have been a ruse to protect the identity of the real executioner. Brandon's death, only five months after the death of the King, was seen by some contemporaries as divine retribution. 
 
Burial:
St Mary, Whitechapel
Whitechapel
London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Greater London, England
Plot: unmarked, churchyard now a public garden
 
Created by: Mark McManus
Record added: May 01, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14138471
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