Murder or suicide

Earl of Essex, 1683

By Llinos Thomas

Rye House, [DE/Cu/5/331]
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

Was it suicide or murder? The Earl of Essex, implicated in the ‘Rye House Plot’ to assassinate Charles II at Hoddesdon, was found in the Tower of London with his throat cut. The official version was suicide but many believed otherwise!

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