Who is Oliver Cromwell?

  • (noun): English general and statesman who led the parliamentary army in the English Civil War (1599-1658).
    Synonyms: Cromwell, Ironsides

Oliver Cromwell

Oliver Cromwell (25 April 1599 – 3 September 1658) was an English military and political leader and later Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland. Born into the middle gentry, he was relatively obscure for the first 40 years of his life. After undergoing a religious conversion in the 1630s, Cromwell became an independent puritan, taking a generally (but not completely) tolerant view towards the many Protestant sects of his period. An intensely religious man—a self-styled Puritan Moses—he fervently believed that God was guiding his victories.

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History Of County Wexford - 17th-century Wars and Confiscations
... In 1649, Oliver Cromwell and his English Parliamentarian Army first arrived in County Wexford to deal with the rebels located there ... Wexford town was sacked by Cromwell and his Army, 11 October 1649 – hundreds of civilians were killed in the process ... Cromwell was blamed for the massacre by the people of County Wexford and of Ireland in general ...
Behemoth (book) - Part Three: The English Civil War, Rise of Cromwell, and Execution of Charles I
... This pressure was used by Oliver Cromwell in 1644 to win the Battle of Marston Moor ... This marks the rise of Oliver Cromwell in the Parliamentary army and he would use these successes to eventually take over the control of the commonwealth as ... In 1645 Cromwell reorganized Parliaments forces into the New Model Army ...
Third Protectorate Parliament - Events of The Parliament
... After the death of Oliver Cromwell his son Richard Cromwell succeeded him as Lord Protector of the Protectorate on 3 September 1658 ... between the regicide of Charles I in January 1649 and the dismissal of the Rump Parliament by Oliver Cromwell in 1653 ... Richard Cromwell, as well as for the payment of his debts, and future subsistence in a plentiful manner, they having promised to take care of him in these particulars 3 ...
List Of Landor's Imaginary Conversations - Second Series: Dialogues of Sovereigns and Statesmen
... Boxley Henry IV and Sir Arnold Savage Oliver Cromwell and Walter Noble James I and Isaac Casaubon Peter Leopold and President Du Paty Kosciusko and Poniatowski Wolfgang and ... and Talleyrand Romilly and Wilberforce Oliver Cromwell and Sir Oliver Cromwell Admiral Blake and Humphrey Blake ...
List Of 1632 Characters - Oliver Cromwell
... Oliver Cromwell (April 25, 1599 - September 3, 1658) was an English military and political leader helped make England into a republican Commonwealth ... After the execution of King Charles I in 1649, Cromwell dominated the short-lived Commonwealth of England, conquered Ireland and Scotland, and ruled as Lord Protector from 1653 ... Cromwell was later rescued by a USE commando group ...

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    The King [Charles II] after the Restoration accused the poet, Edmund Waller, of having made finer verses in praise of Oliver Cromwell than of himself; to which he agreed, saying, that Fiction was the soul of Poetry.
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    He was not in the least a rhetorician, was not talking to Buncombe or his constituents anywhere, had no need to invent anything but to tell the simple truth, and communicate his own resolution; therefore he appeared incomparably strong, and eloquence in Congress and elsewhere seemed to me at a discount. It was like the speeches of Cromwell compared with those of an ordinary king.
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