The Hung Drawn & Quartered

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The Hangout Mar 02, 2017
“I went to see Major General Harrison Hung Drawn and Quartered. He was looking as cheerful as any man could in that condition.”

Samuel Pepys

13th October 1660%CB

If you are looking for a good pint of beer, a good sandwich and a noose near the Tower of London, this is the place to hang out. The pub is owned by the Fuller’s Brewery and is one for their dedicated Ale & Pie pubs. They serve freshly baked (on site) meat pies, fresh sandwiches and lots of beer. They also have guest hand-pulled ales. They recently remodelled and moved the noose back behind the bar, but are still there. They also have a rogue’s gallery of criminal’s and even victims of the Tower on 2 of the walls. This pub is just around the corner from the Tower of London and a good place to have a pint before or after your visit. Or even both. If you sign up to their free newsletter – you get a free alcoholic drink!

Now – the history lesson.

Major-General Thomas Harrison (1606 – 13 October 1660) decided to side with the Parliamentarian side during the English Civil War. Bad choice. The Parliamentarian won the war and imprisoned King Charles I. General Harrison, loyal to Oliver Cromwell, signed the death warrant of King Charles in 1649. The King had his head chopped off and Cromwell died peacefully in his sleep. And then England decided to restore the monarchy during the ‘Restoration’.

General Harrison then made his second mistake. Rather than flee, he thought the new monarchy would fail to notice him and forget that he was responsible for the execution of the last king. They didn’t. They easily arrested him at his home in May 1660.

His trial took place on 11 October 1660 and there he made his third mistake. He not only plead Not Guilty, but explained why what he had done was perfectly legal. He also told the court they were not qualified to try him. That was his last mistake. He was found guilty of regicide and hanged, drawn and quartered at Charing Cross 2 days later.

Plus points:

• Food served, outside seating

• Free Wi-Fi

• Families Welcome, Wheelchair accessible
1 / 1 TravBuddies found this review helpful/trustworthy
EmyG says:
I visited it with other TB this February ;)
Posted on: Mar 02, 2017
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