43 Facts About Oliver Cromwell

1. Oliver Cromwell seems to have regarded this "Little Parliament" as a constituent body capable of establishing a Puritan republic.

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2. Oliver Cromwell seems to have regarded this "Little Parliament" as a constituent body capable of establishing a Puritan republic.

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3. Oliver Cromwell seems to have regarded this "Little Parliament" as a constituent body capable of establishing a Puritan republic.

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4. Oliver Cromwell banned Valentine's Day celebrations when he became Lord Protector in 1653.

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5. Oliver Cromwell was survived by three sons and three daughters, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

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6. Oliver Cromwell received $96 annually and bought a one-hundred-acre farm outside Burlington.

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7. Oliver Cromwell distinguished himself in the American Revolution; he served under and was decorated by General George Washington.

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8. Oliver Cromwell entered Parliament in 1628, standing firmly with the opposition to Charles I, and was active in the Short and Long Parliaments, although not a conspicuous leader.

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9. Oliver Cromwell was dedicated to the reform, or improvement, of the Church and of the court.

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10. Oliver Cromwell joined men in Parliament who believed Parliament should limit the power of the king and the Anglican Church.

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11. Oliver Cromwell suppressed the Levellers by force and then set about subduing first Ireland and then Scotland.

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12. Oliver Cromwell was forced to abandon the siege of Waterford, and at Clonmel he lost two thousand men.

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13. Oliver Cromwell seems to have regarded this "Little Parliament" as a constituent body capable of establishing a Puritan republic.

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14. Oliver Cromwell now hoped for pacification, a political settlement, and social reform.

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15. Oliver Cromwell now expounded his detailed complaint about Manchester's military conduct in the House of Commons.

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16. Oliver Cromwell imposed on Scotland a full and incorporating parliamentary union with England.

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17. Oliver Cromwell is one of the most controversial figures in the history of Britain.

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18. Oliver Cromwell won, Charles I lost his head and the Puritans established a theocratic republic.

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19. Oliver Cromwell won control of England in 1645, when Parliament voted 91 to 90 in his favor.

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20. Oliver Cromwell was succeeded as Lord Protector by his son Richard.

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21. Oliver Cromwell was buried with great ceremony, with an elaborate funeral at Westminster Abbey based on that of James I, his daughter Elizabeth being buried there.

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22. Oliver Cromwell pledged to supply France with 6,000 troops and war ships.

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23. Oliver Cromwell aimed to restore liberty of conscience and promote both outward and inward godliness throughout England.

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24. Oliver Cromwell declared that "healing and settling" were the "great end of your meeting".

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25. Oliver Cromwell switched his reserves from one side of the river Severn to the other and then back again.

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26. Oliver Cromwell was on the brink of evacuating his army by sea from Dunbar.

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27. Oliver Cromwell described the Scots as a people "fearing His [God's] name, though deceived".

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28. Oliver Cromwell seized a pen and scribbled out the order, and handed the pen to the second officer, Colonel Hacker who stooped to sign it.

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29. Oliver Cromwell rejected the Scottish model of Presbyterianism, which threatened to replace one authoritarian hierarchy with another.

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30. Oliver Cromwell led his wing with great success at Naseby, again routing the Royalist cavalry.

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31. Oliver Cromwell was charged with familism by Scottish Presbyterian Samuel Rutherford in response to his letter to the House of Commons in 1645.

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32. Oliver Cromwell was appointed governor of the Isle of Elyand a colonel in the Eastern Association.

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33. Oliver Cromwell recruited a cavalry troop in Cambridgeshire after blocking a valuable shipment of silver plate from Cambridge colleges that was meant for the King.

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34. Oliver Cromwell moved his family from Ely to London in 1640.

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35. Oliver Cromwell appears to have taken a role in some of this group's political manoeuvres.

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36. Oliver Cromwell had become a committed Puritan and had established important family links to leading families in London and Essex.

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37. Oliver Cromwell was selected as one of the ten greatest Britons of all time in a 2002 BBC poll.

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38. Oliver Cromwell died from natural causes in 1658 and was buried in Westminster Abbey.

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39. Oliver Cromwell led a campaign against the Scottish army between 1650 and 1651.

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40. Oliver Cromwell demonstrated his ability as a commander and was quickly promoted from leading a single cavalry troop to being one of the principal commanders of the New Model Army, playing an important role under General Sir Thomas Fairfax in the defeat of the Royalist 11th forces.

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41. Oliver Cromwell was an intensely religious man, a self-styled Puritan Moses, and he fervently believed that God was guiding his victories.

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42. Oliver Cromwell became an Independent Puritan after undergoing a religious conversion in the 1630s, taking a generally tolerant view towards the many Protestant sects of his period.

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43. Oliver Cromwell was an English military and political leader.

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