Cromwell's Day

Cromwell's Day

September 3
As a British general, Puritan statesman, and Lord Protector of England from 1653-58, Oliver Cromwell is remembered today more for his actions as a general and a statesman than for his efforts within the narrow field of Puritanism. Each year the Cromwell Association in England holds a special service near Cromwell's statue outside the Houses of Parliament on September 3. The date is particularly appropriate. It was on this day in 1650 that Cromwell won the battle of Dunbar, inflicting 3,000 casualties and taking 10,000 prisoners at a cost of only 20 British lives. It was on the same day a year later that he won a decisive victory at the battle of Worcester against the Scots. And it was also the day on which he died.
CONTACTS:
Cromwell Association
190 Cemetery Rd.
Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire DN16 1NU United Kingdom
www.olivercromwell.org
SOURCES:
BkDays-1864, vol. II, p. 308
DictDays-1988, p. 24
OxYear-1999, p. 360
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