Oliver Cromwell

No peace in rest

Requiescat in pace, rest in peace or R.I.P. are commonly inscribed on gravestones. This simple epitaph conveys the wish that whatever turmoil or troubles beset the deceased in life, that in death they are left behind. No matter what they did in life, or how violent their end, we hope that they have eternal rest. But not everyone gets to fulfil this simple wish. History is littered with examples of post-mortem revenge, […]