January 30 1816: Calves’ Head day

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“Calves’ Head day” John Cam Hobhouse writes in his diary for January 30 1816. Peter Cochran writes that this a radical celebration to mark the execution of Charles I on January 30 1649. The basis of this celebration is supposedly revealed in a book, printed in 1709, titled: “The Secret History of the Calves Head Club or the Republican Unmasked“.

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