Oliver Cromwell Quotes (60 quotes)
“He, in a furious manner bid the Speaker leave his chair, telling the house that they had sat long enough, unless they had done more good; and that it was not fit they should sit as a parliament any longer, and desired them to go away.”
Memoirs of the protector, Oliver Cromwell, and of his sons, Richard and Henry, Volume 1 (1821 edition), p. 260
“I would have been glad to have lived under my woodside, and to have kept a flock of sheep, rather than to have undertaken this government.”
As reported in: A history of the English people, Volume 8 (Funk and Wagnalls, 1683) by John Richard Green, p. 34
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsOliver Cromwell
Born: April 25, 1599
Died: September 3, 1658 (aged 59)
Bio: Oliver Cromwell was an English military and political leader and later Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland. Born into the middle gentry, he was relatively obscure for the first 40 years of his life.
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