An engraving of Westminster Hall at the trial of Charles I. The court is full of spectators, soldiers, and court officials. Lord President Bradshaw sits in the midst of a large group of commissioners appointed to try the king. Directly facing Bradshaw, the king sits in a box, alone, wearing the hat he steadily refused to remove in deference to the authority of the court. Standing to Charles's right are John Cook, the prosecutor, and his two assistants; as was customary in treason trials, there was no defense attorney. On the clerks' table in the center, between the king and the commissioners, lie the mace and sword of state, as well as a copy of the charge. From John Nalson, A True Copy of the Journal of the High Court of Justice for the Tryal of K. Charles I (London, 1684).
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