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 (krŏm′wĕl′, -wəl, krŭm′-), Oliver 1599-1658.
English military, political, and religious figure who led the Parliamentarian victory in the English Civil War (1642-1649) and called for the execution of Charles I. As lord protector of England (1653-1658) he ruled as a virtual dictator. His son Richard (1626-1712) succeeded him briefly as lord protector (1658-1659) before the restoration of the monarchy under Charles II.

Crom·well′i·an adj.


(krɒmˈwɛl i ən, krʌm-)

of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the politics, practices, etc., of Oliver Cromwell or of the Commonwealth and Protectorate.
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Adj.1.Cromwellian - of or relating to or in the manner of Oliver Cromwell
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The volume offers three new studies of localities, and that of Staffordshire's Cromwellian commissioners by John Sutton is a model of historical research in which a community's leadership is reconstructed.
He had written angrily against the Cromwellian church system of Triers and Ejectors, insisting that "all difference between clergy and people was by them dissolved.
The missions of Raphael and Michael, though neither dangerous nor deceptive, are likewise associated with Cromwellian diplomatic maneuvering, while the demonic plot against Adam and Eve is compared to the Western Design, Cromwell's plan to strike at Spain through her holdings in the New World.
His initial work in the early 1970s was on the Cromwellian settlement; he later moved on to analyze Ireland's status as a Kingdom and as a colony--he viewed Ireland as having a hybrid status in this regard.
Originally owned by the Leche Family, the first hall was built in 1643, only to be ransacked a year later by Cromwellian troops.
DIVERS have found a shipwreck from a Cromwellian fleet that sank while attacking Ireland in 1645.
Seasonal ceremonies, especially those of the established church, fared somewhat better, for instance Rogationtide perambulations that had endured, unofficially, throughout the Cromwellian era.
George and his brother William had already (in 1652) turned their back on Cromwellian England, caught a ship at Bristol and set sail for a new life in the New World.
in Cork and Kerry the impact of the Cromwellian land settlement was modified by two factors: the relatively large proportion of land that had already passed into New English control before 1641; and the decision by the Commonwealth government to keep most of Cork and Kerry outside the pool of counties to be allocated either to English bond-holders (the Adventurers) or to parliamentary soldiers in settlement of arrears.
Royalists and Cromwellian forces fought a battle in Warrington in 1643 - damaging the parish church but not the Barley Mow.
He contributed pounds 80,000 of his own money when the Cromwellian drama To Kill A King hit funding problems.
As Cavendish was well aware, these are questions that were crucial not only for men and women entering into marriage contracts, but for all adult male citizens who were being asked to consent to the new Cromwellian government.