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Oliver Cromwell's obituary Born April 25, 1599, Died September 3, 1658 Oliver was a brilliant organizer who helped to win the English Civil War and put the Kingdom of England on the right track. His death is tragic and we are all affected by this unfortunate loss. He is leaving behind his wife, Elizabeth Bourchier and five living children, Bridget, Henry, Elizabeth, Richard and Mary. Born in Huntingdon in 1599, he entered Sidney Sussex College in Cambridge in 1616. Cromwell grew up in genteel poverty; not quite a member of the nobility, yet not a commoner either. ...read more.


Cromwell did win several fights like the Battle of Marston Moor and the Battle of Newbury. Then he became the Lieutenant-General of the Army with the Ironsides and won the battle of Naseby, followed by the victory of the Battle of Preston. Cromwell supported the trial and execution of King Charles I as he had an immense hatred towards him, after he had been betrayed by the King. Sure enough, Charles I prompted an uprising against Parliamentarians but Cromwell defeated it. Later on, Cromwell helped to keep things calm between the army and Parliament after the execution of the King. ...read more.


On the other hand, he dealt well with the catholic's uprising in 1655 dividing the country into ten different territories. A Major-General could rule and set his own taxes and laws over these areas. Oliver Cromwell defeated many enemies during his lifetime, including the King's son. He started to believe the Parliament was corrupt and took the name of Lord Protector after overthrowing them in 1653. One year ago, he refused the Parliament's offer to become the King of England and preferred to remain the Lord Protector of the country. Oliver Cromwell was the most brilliant man of our time; we must never forget all the good things he has done for our nation throughout his life. ...read more.

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