Oliver Cromwell - English Political And Military Leader (Biography)

Oliver Cromwell - English Political And Military Leader (Biography)

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Oliver Cromwell - English Political and Military Leader is the biography of Oliver Cromwell, an English military and political leader best known for his involvement in making England into a republican commonwealth and for his later role as Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland. Cromwell was one of the commanders of the New Model Army, which defeated the

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Oliver Cromwell - English Political and Military Leader is the biography of Oliver Cromwell, an English military and political leader best known for his involvement in making England into a republican commonwealth and for his later role as Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland. Cromwell was one of the commanders of the New Model Army, which defeated the royalists in the English Civil War. 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 until his death in 1658. Cromwell was elected Member of Parliament for Cambridge in the Short (1640) and Long (1640-49) Parliaments, and later entered the English Civil War on the side of the "Roundheads" or Parliamentarians. A brilliant soldier (nicknamed "Old Ironsides"), he rose from leading a single cavalry troop to command of the entire army. Cromwell was the third person to sign Charles I's death warrant in 1649 and was an MP in the Rump Parliament (1649-1653), being chosen by the Rump to take command of the English campaign in Ireland during 1649-50. He then led a campaign against the Scottish army between 1650-51. On APril 20th, 1653 he dismissed the Rump Parliament by force, setting up a short-lived nominated assembly known as the Barebones Parliament before being made Lord Protector of England, Scotland, and Ireland on December 16th, 1653 until his death. When the Royalists returned to power in 1660, his corpse was dug up, hung in chains, and beheaded. Oliver Cromwell - English Political and Military Leader is highly recommended for those interested in the history and story of this controversial English leader.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599863818
Publisher:
Filiquarian Publishing
Publication date:
05/22/2008
Pages:
100
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.21(d)

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