Oliver Cromwell

Oliver Cromwell

Born: April 25, 1599

Died: September 3, 1658

Nationality: English

Occupation: Soldier

Biography: 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.

Source/Notes: Letter to Sir William Spring (September 1643)
Source/Notes: Said to Lambert in 1650 when their army was marching to Scotland and people all the while were shouting and wishing them success. - As reported in: Bishop Burnet's history of his own time, Vol. I (1724), p. 85, "A Summary of Affairs Before the Restoration"
Source/Notes: Letter to Colonel Valentine Walton (5 July 1644)
Source/Notes: Letter to the general assembly of the Church of Scotland (August 3, 1650)

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Source/Notes: Statement to Pomponne de Bellievre, as told to Cardinal de Retz in 1651; Memoirs of Cardinal de Retz (1717)

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Source/Notes: Oliver Cromwell's letters and speeches: with elucidations (1861 edition)