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Cromwell

1. Oliver. 1599--1658, English general and statesman. A convinced Puritan, he was an effective leader of the parliamentary army in the Civil War. After the execution of Charles I he quelled the Royalists in Scotland and Ireland, and became Lord Protector of the Commonwealth (1653--58)
2. his son, Richard. 1626--1712, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth (1658--59)
3. Thomas,Earl of Essex. ?1485--1540, English statesman. He was secretary to Cardinal Wolsey (1514), after whose fall he became chief adviser to Henry VIII. He drafted most of the Reformation legislation, securing its passage through parliament, the power of which he thereby greatly enhanced. He was executed after losing Henry's favour
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79) John Owen, the most prominent of Cromwellian divines, echoed this charge when he accused Henry Hammond of subordinating the secular magistrate to lordly bishops.
Although this was a sound moral argument dating at least as far back as Saint Augustine, defenders of the Cromwellian government also cast the argument in purely pragmatic terms, according to which an earlier oath of allegiance may be invalidated for reasons of stir-preservation.
The articles which he published for the Dublin Monthly Magazine in 1843 on the parliament called by King James II in 1689 demonstrates his judgment about the importance of one's knowledge of the past and the injustices of the Cromwellian conquest of Ireland.
The reason we have a Hartlebury Castle at all is that some hard-nosed Cromwellian businessman looked at the sums, decided that demolition was not worth the effort, and moved on to other matters.
One can assume that his lavish collections were absorbed eventually by the Cromwellian regime and sold off with Charles lst's goods after the King's execution.
The "counter model" that influenced the Cromwellian conquest and confiscation strove to sustain the British and Protestant interest in Ireland.
Shanbally also had the distinction that it was built, not for the descendant of some Cromwellian carpetbagger, but for the scion of an old Irish family, Cornelius O'Callaghan.
In the Abbey premiere of Blackwater Angel, John Lynch (best known for his film performance in Cal) took the central role, of Valentine Greatrakes, the Cromwellian adventurer turned faith healer.
In Helen Edmundson's celebrated play for Shared Experience, Cromwellian forces are sweeping both the native Irish and the King's English supporters from the land.
At its centre was, and is, the stunning Elizabethan country house, said to have provided a base for Cromwellian troops as they planned their onslaught on the Royalist garrison just a mile away.
Attached to it was a letter from a Cromwellian trooper, confessing to have been executioner of the King.
As you leave the dining room, with its gilded coats of arms, clocks, Cromwellian armour and stags' heads you may well ask if you could see the Elizabethan table which is the real thing.