The death sentence will undoubtedly be handed down, unless the king will agree to humble himself in the struggle between the monarchy and parlament. CBS reporters take you there to witness the trial in person.
Using Man on the Street style interviews, we get the pulse from a few key players including the queen. She isn’t happy over the ordeal, but is resigned to a matter of pride for all royals that there can be no backing down. The court officials get a chance to present their stance. It will be only with regret that they will deliver a death sentence. The judges personal feelings may be against it, but their intent is to carry out the legal letter of the law.
Cromwell is behind the situation. The crowds of people shout for justice, and execution. The event represents the end to a long and bitter civil war. The king wants to have his say before the house of lords. What does he hope to accomplish? Are his motives pure? Tune in to learn what is decided in open court.