Letter: Off with her head!

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The Independent Culture
Sir: By a curious coincidence next year sees the anniversaries of two events associated with the proudest moment in this island's history. The Queen, we learn, is to mark the 350th anniversary of the execution of the nightie-wearing Charles I with an exhibition at her Royal Gallery next January. When, pray, may we learn what plans this "People's Government" has to mark the 400th anniversary of the birth (25 April 1599) of this country's greatest Parliamentarian? Certainly Cromwell wouldn't have contented himself with merely removing the monarch's head from the currency.

MARK PAPPENHEIM

Lewes, East Sussex

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