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Paul Miller  •  Link

Presbyterian Army officer from Nottinghamshire. His family were Royalists - one of his brothers died fighting for the King, another lost a hand. Colonel Hacker commanded the soldiers who guarded the King during his trial and controlled access to him. He signed the order to the executioner when Colonel Huncks refused to do so and supervised the guard on the scaffold. At his own trial Hacker pleaded that he was only following orders, but was sentenced to death.

vincent  •  Link

Is there a defence lawyer in the house? From Paul Miller on Sun 19 Oct 2003, 1:26 am

Nick Addington  •  Link

Col. Francis Hacker was my Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Grandfather

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