The book closes by crossing the Atlantic and the political and historical divide to examine the Restoration exile of two regicides
, William Goffe and Edward Whalley, who fled to New England after Charles Il's return.
A third regicide
fugitive, John Dixwell, who had known Whalley and Goffe, lived on quietly in New Haven under an assumed name until 1688.
While loyal churchmen repented the king's murder, the calves-head members drank toasts to the regicides
and sang ballads that celebrated them as heroes.
After Edward's murder in 1327, his body was refused by many local monasteries fearing reprisals by regicides
Roger de Mortimer and Queen Isabella.
Yet less than three years later his corpse was removed from Westminster Abbey in 1661 and 'executed' at Tyburn along with other dead regicides
But while his fellow regicides
were executed, the Puritan pastor survived.
While 17th-century editions were in Latin, those that appeared in the 18th century were in vernacular and markedly embroidered, highlighting themes of increasing concern, notably claims that the Jesuits were conspiratorial regicides
, serious threats to the state, and excessively rich.
The Massachusetts Puritans did establish their own church, but they were religious and in many cases were actual blood descendants of the English regicides
, and memories were strong.
John Cooke's life demonstrates that their [the regicides
'] true legacy is the use of the criminal law to end the impunity of tyrants.
(8) Jacobites, by contrast, from the 1690s through the first decade of the next century, were eager to show continuities between the culture of contemporary dissent and the culture of the regicides
. (9) While moderates claimed to occupy a kind of rational space in the ostensibly neutral public sphere, a High Church figure such as Mary Astell would argue that such supposedly moderate political persona masked very particular ideological commitments and affiliations-which all claimed their origins in the 1640s.
Candide expresses amazement at how the dynasty could have committed regicides
, parricides, and fratricides on such a scale, but he cannot believe that everyone engaged in such practices, for otherwise Ahmed himself would not be there.
Elsewhere in this section, Smith's discussion often tends to the excessively generalized and oversimplified: for instance, he states that Macbeth was `written for a royal command performance' and was therefore `uncompromising in its condemnation of regicides