He was arrested and would have died on the scaffold if sympathisers had not rescued him.
He met his death on the scaffold with calmness and dignity.
Strafford was recalled to expiate his career on the scaffold; the army was disbanded; and the helm of the state remained in the hands of a land-jobber and of a superannuated Rebel lion soldier.
The incorruptible wanted to ship. become the invulnerable and the scaffold of the guillotine waa clowded.
In his last words on the scaffold he alludes to the dangers and slanders he had endured labouring to keep an uniformity in the external service of God; and Bacon's conception of a spiritual union founded on variety and liberty was one completely beyond his comprehension.