Oliver Cromwell


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Noun1.Oliver Cromwell - English general and statesman who led the parliamentary army in the English Civil War (1599-1658)Oliver Cromwell - English general and statesman who led the parliamentary army in the English Civil War (1599-1658)
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"From General Oliver Cromwell," said the new comer.
"A man bringing a letter from Oliver Cromwell?" said Mazarin.
Oliver Cromwell considered it more expedient to declare himself to a mind as intelligent as Mazarin's than to a queen admirable for firmness, without doubt, but too much guided by vain prejudices of birth and of divine right.
Peters afterwards went back to England, and was chaplain to Oliver Cromwell; but Grandfather did not tell the children what became of this upright and zealous man at last.
You declined a little in Oliver Cromwell's time, but to no serious extent, and in Charles the Second's reign you were made Knights of the Royal Oak for your loyalty.
Oliver Cromwell, though he despised the stage, could condescend to laugh at, and with, men of less dignity than actors.
If the truth must be told, the life of the aged loyalist has been of such a scrambling and unsettled character,--he has had so little choice of friends and been so often destitute of any,--that I doubt whether he would refuse a cup of kindness with either Oliver Cromwell or John Hancock,--to say nothing of any democrat now upon the stage.
But in four years more the Parliamentary government, bigoted and inefficient, made itself impossible, and then for five years, until his death, Oliver Cromwell strongly ruled England as Protector.
"A man" said Oliver Cromwell "never rises so high as when he knows not whither he is going." Dreams and drunkenness, the use of opium and alcohol are the semblance and counterfeit of this oracular genius, and hence their dangerous attraction for men.
Oliver Cromwell's awareness of his Welsh and Tudor connections is shown in the arms of the Commonwealth, established by Oliver in 1649, after the Civil War and the execution of his cousin Charles I, the Welsh Dragon being given equality as a supporter with the English Lion.
This day in history1651: Royalist troops under Charles II were defeated by Oliver Cromwell at the second Battle of Worcester.
If Cardiff Airport could be called Owain Glyndwr Airport then surely Heathrow Airport cold be called Oliver Cromwell International Airport.