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  • Cromwell's First Parliament
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    Oliver Cromwell was an English soldier and statesman who led parliamentary forces in the English Civil Wars. He was lord protector of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 1653 to 1658 during the republican Commonwealth. As a general on the parliamentary side of the English Civil War vs. Charles I, Cromwell helped bring about the overthrow of the Stuart monarchy, and he raised his country's status to that of a leading European power since the death of Queen Elizabeth I. Being a man with strong cha...
  • View Of Cromwell And The Puritans
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    There is definitely an association between John Knox and Oliver Cromwell. Knox, in his book The Reformation of Scotland, outlined the whole process without which the British model of government under Oliver Cromwell never would not have been possible. Yet Knox was more consistently covenantal in his thinking. He recognized that civil government is based on a covenant between the magistrate (or the representative or king) and the populace. His view was that when the magistrate defects from the co...
  • Divorce With Catherine And Sir Thomas
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    In the play A Man For All Seasons, the main character is Sir Thomas More. Sir Thomas is the Chancellor of England and a very religious man. Once, during a conversation with Wolsey (Chancellor at the time) about the King needing a son, Wolsey asks if Sir Thomas would like to govern the whole country by prayer and Sir Thomas agrees. This shows how strong his faith was. Sir Thomas is a friend of King Henry V, but when he disagreed with the King's opinion on marriage, he was beheaded. King Henry was...
  • Cromwell's Protectorate
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    Oliver Cromwell is one of the most controversial personalities in England's history. Many scientists have been arguing about him for centuries. Some of them assert that Cromwell was a hypocritical and selfish tyrant, rebelling only for the sake of money and fame, while others argue that he was a real revolutionary and fighter for wellbeing of the English nation. Who is right What is a reasonable evaluation of Cromwell today "The English bourgeois revolution of the 17th century was the first revo...
  • Oliver Cromwell
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    Oliver Cromwell, a Puritan fundamentalist and undefeated commander of the "Ironsides", forever changed the history of England with, perhaps, what he did not do, rather than what he did do after the success of the insurrection he led against Charles. Though rather unsuccessful as a politician, Cromwell, single-handedly redefining the art of war and military strategy, proved to be one of the greatest military geniuses of all time. Despite the professionally trained forces that often outnumbered hi...
  • Cromwells Army
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    The four events in the movie that effected Cromwell and England the most are the first battle, the battle at Naseby, the signing of the petition, and the beheading of King Charles. These incidents impacted Cromwell and England the most because they were significant turning points in the movie. These events were the most important to the storyline and affected the outcome of the movie. The first battle took place about fifteen miles from Oxford. The armies set a time for the battle to start. Crom...
  • Richard Cromwell
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    The End of the Commonwealth The Commonwealth was a very different period for England. It was a new form of government, which had never been tried before. Prior to this period England had only been ruled by monarchs, who were thought to be given power through divine right. The leader of the Commonwealth, Oliver Cromwell, didn t get his power through divine right, but more through military power. The Commonwealth lasted from 1649-1660, ending because of Oliver's death and the lack of his son Richa...

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