Just read that Cromwell's signature just before his death sold at auction a few days ago for £4.800
Cromwell died at the age of 59 in 1658
Recent investigations have mooted that malaria weakened Cromwell and this in conjunction with typhoid fever, possibly caused by a Salmonella infection lead to his death.
Interestingly these conclusions were reached as a result of records made by Doctors and embalmers at the time of his demise, he was a man whose family had a record of long life.
Cromwell's death mask