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A horrible history for Halloween

October 19 2010

Do you ever tell gruesome stories at Halloween to scare your friends?

Well, we've got a horrible story from history to make them go 'Yuck!' when they hear it...

Photo showing the browny red death mask of Oliver Cromwell.

In the old days when famous people died, a wax death mask was often taken of their face.

This one belongs to Oliver Cromwell.

But the really creepy bit is what else happened to Oliver Cromwell's body after he died...

Photo © British Museum

Find out Oliver Cromwell's horrible history on the British Museum's Young explorers.

Warning! Only for the brave...

By Rachel Hayward