Today’s blog touches on an important figure of England during the 16th century. Lieutenant-General Oliver Cromwell was a Parliamentary commander during the British Civil Wars and later became Lord Protector.
Oliver Cromwell was best known for being Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland after the defeat of King Charles I in the Civil War. He was one of the main signatories on his death warrant. After the execution of the King, Cromwell led the Commonwealth of England.
As a natural cavalry leader, he played a vital role in Parliament's victories at the Battles of Marston Moor and Naseby, before leading successful campaigns in Ireland and Scotland.
The Commonwealth was the political structure during the period from 1649 to 1660 when England and Wales, later along with Ireland and Scotland, were governed as a republic after the end of the Second English Civil War and the trial and execution of Charles I.
The following article provides an excellent summary of his career.
Prof. Carl Boniface