Cromwell dissolving The Long Parliament, by Andrew Carrick Gow

Cromwell dissolving The Long Parliament, by Andrew Carrick Gow

25 April 1599- Birth of Oliver Cromwell   Oliver Cromwell was an English military and political leader and later Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland.

25 April 1599- Birth of Oliver Cromwell Oliver Cromwell was an English military and political leader and later Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland.

Oliver Cromwell played a leading role in bringing Charles I to trial and execution, and was a key figure during the civil war.

Oliver Cromwell played a leading role in bringing Charles I to trial and execution, and was a key figure during the civil war.

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, albeit to a family descended from the sister of King Henry VIII's minister Thomas Cromwell, Cromwell was relatively obscure for the first 40 years of his life.

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, albeit to a family descended from the sister of King Henry VIII's minister Thomas Cromwell, Cromwell was relatively obscure for the first 40 years of his life.

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

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

Oliver Cromwell - a most fascinating person. A great military leader.

Oliver Cromwell - a most fascinating person. A great military leader.

Header: The Oliver Cromwell Association

Header: The Oliver Cromwell Association

DEATH MASK OLIVER CROMWELL. Excellent mask! This looks like he could open his eyes at any moment

DEATH MASK OLIVER CROMWELL. Excellent mask! This looks like he could open his eyes at any moment

Oliver Cromwell c 1649 by Robert Walker.

Oliver Cromwell c 1649 by Robert Walker.

The rare wanted posted - issued by Oliver Cromwell demanding the capture of Charles II - sold for £33,000 at auction

The rare wanted posted - issued by Oliver Cromwell demanding the capture of Charles II - sold for £33,000 at auction

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