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"george rolleston" Discussed on GONE
"As the Hughes purchase the head in seventeen ninety nine for two hundred and thirty pounds like depre- before them. They were curator's of private collections. The brothers prided themselves on acquiring artifacts related to Cromwell. The head was going to be their magnum opus with it. They plan to open a big exhibition. The Hughes brothers handed out flyers and put up posters all across London for their bond street exhibition. But most people believe the head was a fake. The brothers couldn't truly verify the head was Cromwell's or not. When they pressed former owner, James Cox about the matter. He was a lucid giving only a few details about Russell with no credible evidence to back up the head, the exhibition failed. The head fell back into obscurity with one of the Hughes daughters, keeping it safe every now and then however, people would ask to see the head. And she'd gladly show them. These people included WIlliam Bullock and sir, Joseph banks, famous naturalists and scientists of the time as the years went on the Hughes daughter. Finally was tired of carrying the severed head with no takers from use-of-force. She finally sold it to desire Henry Wilkinson in eighteen fifteen. The head remained in the Wilkinson family's possession for more than one hundred forty years. Pretty soon the head took on a new name, the Wilkinson head. During that time, the authenticity of the head was called into question. The first was in eighteen forty five. When writer and historian of the time, Thomas Carlyle called the head a hoax. Carlisle had never actually seen the head however, and pass judgment entirely upon a friend's firsthand account. But by this point, few people cared enough about the head. In fact, most assumed the head was probably a fake. Can't say, I blame them. There's really no hard evidence to say otherwise, what do you think? I agree. We really have nothing concrete to go on at this point. But things did change for the skull in eighteen seventy five. When another contender rose up to challenge the authenticity of Cromwell's head, this skull was called the. Shmole in skull. The name Ashmonin comes from the museum where the skull was housed the ash million museum of Oxford like the skull owned by Wilkinson. It had a pike through its head leading many to believe it was really Cromwell's at first. The ash mullion head was declared that Chanoine article yet has competition between the two heads, grew demand check. The often Tissot of Wilkinson's head did also. So in eighteen seventy five famed zoologist and physician, George Rolleston examined both skulls to his surprise. He found that Wilkinson's head was not only authentic, but even closer to the description of Cromwell's head than the ash Molin skull. It boiled down to how the head was piked according to historical accounts. Cromwell's head was piked from the bottom to top. The ash moly in head had been stabbed starting from the top. That's the. Shmole in head couldn't be Cromwell's. But while Wilkinson's head was pike from bottom to top, that didn't make it Cromwell's like many skeptics of the time. Roulston needed hard evidence. And fortunately, no one had any clear answers other than hearsay. And if you documents, nothing that truly verified whether the skull was Cromwell's. So this skull went back into obscurity until you Genesis Karl Pearson and at the polish issed Jeffrey Mirant examined the skull in nineteen thirty five in their book, the portraiture of Oliver Cromwell with special reference to the Wilkinson had they observed that the skull had gone through an in bombing process, very similar to what Cromwell's corpse would have gone through. They also noted that the head was of a man around the age of sixty who had been decapitated with an X, which was both the age. Cromwell was when he died. Died and how his head was severed after debt. Pretty compelling evidence. But like you said earlier, couldn't the head of been any other famous person's true? Many people were piked at the time, but fewer embalmed. And that seems to be the key here later during the nineteen fifties. The head underwent an x-ray examination while they couldn't give a concrete. Yes, the exam supported much of Mirant and Pearson's observations for all intents and purposes. This was Oliver Cromwell's hit. By nineteen sixty. The current owner of the Wilkinson head. Horace Wilkinson decided it was time to lay the head to rest working with the Sidney Sussex college. Horace Wilkinson had the Wilkinson head buried in secret near the ante chapel on March twenty fifth nineteen sixty. The burial was witnessed by a few key college representatives and descendants of Oliver Cromwell. Two years later in nineteen sixty two, they announced burial publicly. They even arrested a plaque near the burial site to commemorate the final resting place of Oliver Cromwell. Thus ended the saga of the Wilkinson head. Is the Wilkinson head really Oliver Cromwell's or did it belong to king Charles the first? Or is it the head of an unknown? Man is Cromwell's real head buried nays be the site of his greatest military victory. Or was it buried at the red lion in? We can't know for sure, but given all the evidence presented, it's more than likely that the skull buried at Sidney Sussex aka the Wilkinson head is indeed Oliver Cromwell's head agreed the estimated age way. It was piked and evidence of in Beaumont all point to the Wilkinson head being problem. Wells, all other theories, though entertaining, don't provide any real evidence whether the head buried was Oliver Cromwell's or not. Perhaps now the head can finally find some peace as opposed to traveling Britain in pieces. That's probably why those at Sidney Sussex haven't revealed the exact location of the burial site. They don't want to see the head go on another centuries long odyssey. Exactly. Oliver Cromwell can rest easy. Knowing his supposed remains have finally been put to rest. Thanks
"george rolleston" Discussed on Conspiracy Theories
"And she'd gladly show them these people included william bullock and sir joseph banks famous naturalists and scientists of the time as the years went on the hughes daughter finally was tired of carrying the severed head with no takers from us em's she finally sold it to desire henry wilkinson in eighteen fifteen the head remained in the wilkinson family's possession for more than one hundred forty years pretty soon the head took on a new name the wilkinson head during that time the authenticity of the head was called into question the first was in eighteen forty five when writer and historian of the time thomas carlyle called the head a hoax carlisle had never actually seen the head however and pass judgment entirely upon a friend's firsthand account but by this point few people cared enough about the head in fact most assumed the head was probably a fake can't say i blame them there's really no hard evidence to say otherwise what do you think i agree we really have nothing concrete to go on at this point but things did change for the skull in eighteen seventy five when another contender rose up to challenge the authenticity of cromwell's head this skull was called the shmole in skull the name shmole incomes from the museum where the skull was housed the ash million museum of oxford like the skull owned by wilkinson it had a pipe through its head leading many to believe it was really cromwell's at first the ash mullion head was declared that january article it has competition between the two heads grew demand check the authenticity of wilkinson's head did also so in eighteen seventy five famed zoologist and physician george rolleston examined both skulls to his surprise he found that wilkinson's head was not only authentic but even closer to the description of cromwell's head than the ash molin skull it boiled down to how the head was piked according to historical accounts cromwell's head was piked from the bottom to top the shmole in had had been stabbed starting from the top thus the.