The Embalmed Head of Oliver Cromwell

Marc Hartzman, author of the weird classic God Made Me Do It (featured here on WU back in 2010) is back with a new journey into the bizarre — The Embalmed Head of Oliver Cromwell - A Memoir. Marc writes:

This historical fiction book follows the real history of Cromwell's head through 300 years of posthumous journeys across England (1661-1960), all told from the head's perspective. Imagined anecdotes complement the true historical notes, which include many real historical characters and events, such as the rise of Spiritualism, phrenology, the Elephant Man, surgeon John Hunter, and a lot more. 

Not only is it the first memoir of an embalmed head, but it is also, I believe, the first book to come with a theme song. It was written and performed by singer/songwriter/pianist Stephie Coplan, whose song, “Hey Oliver Cromwell!” is now available on iTunes and Spotify, and here on Soundcloud [below].

The cover was fully illustrated by Brooklyn artist Vi Luong.

More details at the publisher's site:

     Posted By: Alex - Mon Jul 20, 2015
     Category: Literature | Books

I know what to get my brother for Christmas this year. We enjoy offbeat stories like this.

And check out the Python's "Oliver Cromwell." A quick history of the Reformation to a tune you might recognize.
Posted by KDP on 07/20/15 at 09:56 AM
I am both lazy and really don't have the time to check some links. In both the Byzantine Roman period and ancient China there have been Emperors who have ruled at least one year past their "Best Before Date".
Posted by BMN on 07/21/15 at 05:28 PM
So, technically, this could be considered a<I> Zombie Memoir!<I>
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 07/22/15 at 02:52 PM
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