What would have happened if Charles II had been executed in 1651?

Not much, I tell the Guardian.

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Prince Charles visits Worcester, brings cheque book

On a royal visit to Worcester, Prince Charles will apparently pay off a £451.13 debt to the clothiers of the city left by Charles II in 1651 (incurred in providing uniforms for his army.)

However, with the help of the fabulous Measuring Worth website, I think Charles actually owes, in today ‘s money, the good clothiers of Worcester £47298.30 (not including interest – somebody else can do the sums here.) I hope he’s brought his cheque book, (or brought the flunky who brings his cheque book.)

On another point, are there still clothiers in Worcester?