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eBook Cromwell (The Library of world biography) download ISBN: 0316375810
Author: Roger Howell
Publisher: Little, Brown; 1st edition (1977)
Language: English
Pages: 269
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Oliver Cromwell, English soldier and statesman, who led parliamentary forces in the English Civil Wars and was lord .

Oliver Cromwell, English soldier and statesman, who led parliamentary forces in the English Civil Wars and was lord protector of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1653–58) during the republican Commonwealth. Learn more about the life and accomplishments of Cromwell in this article. Cromwell was descended indirectly on his father’s side from Henry VIII’s chief minister, Thomas Cromwell, who had assisted Oliver’s great-grandfather and grandfather in acquiring significant amounts of former monastic land in Huntingdon and in the Fens.

Oliver Cromwell (25 April 1599 – 3 September 1658) was an English military and political leader. He served as Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland "and of the dominions thereto belonging" from 1653 until his. He served as Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland "and of the dominions thereto belonging" from 1653 until his death, acting simultaneously as head of state and head of government of the new republic. Cromwell was born into the middle gentry to a family descended from the sister of King Henry VIII's minister Thomas Cromwell.

Library of Congress Catalogue Card Number: 73-7270. Manufactured in the United States of America. Reference Books 728. Author’s Note. To write the biography of Oliver Cromwell is admittedly an ambitious undertaking

Library of Congress Catalogue Card Number: 73-7270. To write the biography of Oliver Cromwell is admittedly an ambitious undertaking. My aim has however been a different one from that of the scholars from whose works I have derived such benefit.

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IN THE CLOSING YEAR OF the sixteenth century, in the quiet little town of Huntingdon, Oliver Cromwell first saw the light. He was born on April 25, 1599, and baptized at St John's Church on the 9th of the same month and entered in the parish register as son of Robert Cromwell, gentleman, and of Elizabeth Cromwell, his wife. One fee. Stacks of books.

Cromwell pursued the dissolution of the monasteries and played a key role in the English Protestant Reformation. On the continent, Cromwell probably served as a hired soldier for the French army and ended up at the battle of Garigliano, near Naples. Known as a ‘fixer’, it was Cromwell who secured Henry’s annulment with his first wife, Catherine, so he could marry Anne Boleyn. But, after fixing Henry’s disastrous fourth marriage to Anne of Cleves, Henry turned on Cromwell and had him executed for treason. After the French rout, Cromwell wandered around Italy, penniless and adrift. However, in Florence, his fortune began to change.

Oliver Cromwell rose from the middle ranks of English society to be Lord Protector of England, Scotland and . But Cromwell's father was a younger son who only inherited a small part of the family fortune and he was brought up in a modest town house.

Oliver Cromwell rose from the middle ranks of English society to be Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland, the only non-royal ever to hold that position.

Oliver Cromwell was an English soldier and statesman. Cromwell’s Early Life

Oliver Cromwell was an English soldier and statesman. Cromwell’s Early Life. Cromwell was born in 1599 in Huntingdon, near Cambridge, in England. The Cromwells had been a wealthy family for generations, and were part of the landed gentry in the region. He was descended on his father’s side from Thomas Cromwell, a minister of King Henry VIII. Like most children born in the country at the time, Cromwell was baptized in the Church of England.

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