The Regicides in America
On the Restoration, Charles II pardoned the many supporters of Cromwell’s Protectorate, with the exception of those directly involved in the execution of his father. These men now found their lives to be at great risk and several fled the country, as Charles Spencer explains.
Drive round New Haven, Connecticut, today and you will come across three thoroughfares, Dixwell Avenue, Goffe Street and Whalley Avenue. These names do not belong to Titans of industry, politics or philanthropy, but to men from an even more select group – one that you might not immediately think worthy of eternal memory: for John Dixwell, William Goffe and Edward Whalley were all killers of a king.