Tower of London - Prisoners - Charles Radcliffe

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Tower of London - Prisoners - Charles Radcliffe

Tower of London - Prisoners - Charles Radcliffe







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A newspaper containing an article about 'Charles Radcliffe plays up in Court - claims to be his brother Francis', From: The Daily Gazetteer, or, London Advertiser (26 November 1746), front page, col. 3, 'There are some particulars which respect Mr. Ratcliff, that may not be unacceptable'. The late Earl of Derwentwater who was beheaded had two brothers, Francis, the first son, and Charles. Francis retired to France and is reported dead. In court Charles pretending to be Francis plays awkward - he refuses to address the Chief Justice as Lord because they would not give him his Title, refuses to raise his Hand. '... Upon settling the rule for his execution he desired time, for that he and Lord Moreton should take the same journey together', '... it is reported he might have then received the King's Pardon, if he would have taken the oaths; which he refused'


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