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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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85) Of course, there were also 'foolish misguided fires' among the Cromwellian troops, Owen admitted, as he set out to explain the 'true light which lighteth every man' to resist the claims of the radicals.
But she kept the Cromwellian troops at bay from Lathom Hall, accompanied by her nine children, in 1644.
The island was a monastic settlement back in the 17th century and the first prison dates from just after the Cromwellian wars.
after] a period of intense puritanism, reminiscent of Cromwellian England" (143).
Now lumbering into the lists comes the New Model Five-Jog Knight--no, not some odd-gaited Cromwellian cavalryman, but a new, improved, larger, shinier and more complete version of the vanquished old Five-Jog Knight (who now, in the newcomer's brilliance, seems a knight light indeed).
Parliaments and Politics during the Cromwellian Protectorate.
At a level of pretension that leaves one gasping, the British Pavilion takes seriousness to a new dimension of Cromwellian piety.
In the lovely old church, which was battered in the Cromwellian wars, with its stained-glass windows, the two coffins were laid side-by-side.
In Cromwellian England, Nell is the granddaughter of the village healing woman, called a cunning woman.
HISTORY enthusiasts can learn more about Cromwellian Durham.
This was the Restoration, when Anglo-Catholicism replaced Cromwellian Presbyterianism, hedonism supplanted piety, absolutist-style monarchy once again replaced a republic, and the insecure British state was threatened by the Dutch and then the French.