ST. JAMES'S PARK
AVAILABLE 1 MAY 2021
A WALKING TOUR THROUGH ST. JAMES'S PARK
It is the 30th of January 1649. In an extraordinary moment in English history, following years of Civil War, the King has been condemned to death. After spending his last night in St. James Palace, King Charles I is escorted by a regiment of 1200 men from his Palace, through St. James's Park, to Whitehall, where his executioner awaits.
Follow along as you walk in the same footsteps of King Charles I as he marched to his own execution through throngs of onlookers. Stand witness to his final words as the axe falls.
Learn about the English Civil War; the defeat, capture and escape attempts of King Charles I; his Royal Family; St. James Park and several sites along the way as you Step Inside the Story of Death of a King: The Path to Execution.