Oliver Cromwell

  1. English general and statesman who led the parliamentary army in the English Civil War (1599-1658)
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  • Oliver Cromwell commandeered the school for his military government in Scotland, and is even reputed to have fired on Edinburgh Castle from the grounds in 1650 before turning it into a military hospital.
  • In the fall of 1861, the Richmond Dispatch launched an assault on the American Tract Society for issuing Oliver Cromwell's Bible for the use of Yankee troops, condemning the implicit sanction given to ‘the whole crowd of pious regicides.’
  • Those regicides who were already dead, such as John Bradshaw and Oliver Cromwell, had vengeance wreaked on their disinterred corpses.
  • But, really—I could once again quote Oliver Cromwell in dismissing the Long Parliament, You have sat too long for any good you have been doing lately…Depart, I say; & let us have done with you. Archive 2009-03-29
  • In 1651, Oliver Cromwell's army defeated the forces of Charles II at Worcester.
  • Its commander-in-chief was General Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell was put in charge of the cavalry.
  • Nor was it any triumph of democracy: in 1653 the new boss, Oliver Cromwell, sent Parliament (such as it was) packing, nominated his own poodle body, and when the poodles yapped kicked them out too.
  • Oliver Cromwell, whose body they hung on their Tyburn Gallows because he had found the Christian Religion inexecutable in this country, remains to me by far the remarkablest Governor we have had here for the last five centuries or so. Past and Present
  • Fifty years of civil war, a republic led by Oliver Cromwell, and the restoration of the monarchy.
  • In fact, except Oliver Cromwell, King William, a few gentlemen who had the misfortune to be executed or exiled for high treason, and every dissenting minister that he has or can find occasion to notice, there are hardly any persons mentioned who are not stigmatized as knaves or fools, differing only in degrees of "turpitude" and "imbecility". Famous Reviews
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