OLIVER CROMWELL (1599-1658) was born into a deeply anti-Catholic gentry made rich under Henry VIII's dissolution of the monasteries. At 21, he married a woman of similar background & dutifully impregnated her 9 times. When he was part of the losing clique in a local dispute, he experienced a social slide during which he turned to radical religion as a balm. His status skyrocketed as a soldier against the king until he became dictator of England.
Oliver Cromwell , Protector of England who led his 'Ironsides' in the English Civil War against the 'Roundheads' of King Charles I. Cromwell's victories enabled him to have the King tried and beheaded, after which he established a republic .Born on this day 25th April, 1599
Oliver Cromwell's house in Ely, Cambridgeshire, England. The kitchen dates from around 1215, other parts being built later. In 1988, it was bought by the local council, and has been refurbished to show how it may have looked during Cromwell's lifetime. The house, which has eight period rooms, is promoted by the Campaign to Protect Rural England
Dunnottar Castle, Near Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, Scotland - Dunnottar Castle is located upon a rocky headland on the north-east coast of Scotland, about 3 km (1.9 mi) south of Stonehaven. The surviving buildings are largely of the 15th and 16th centuries, but the site is believed to have been fortified in the Early Middle Ages. Dunnottar is best known as the place where the Honours of Scotland, the Scottish crown jewels, were hidden from Oliver Cromwell's invading army in the 17th century.
Thomas Cromwell, Chancellor to Henry VIII and his chief minister, was executed on Tower Hill, London, for promoting the King's failed marriage to Anne of Cleves, on this day 28th July, 1540. Henry also married Catherine Howard, his fifth wife on the same day. Cromwell's Death Mask