#OTD in 1658 – Nine years after the Siege of Drogheda starts, Oliver Cromwell dies.

“God made them as stubble to our swords.” –Oliver Cromwell Cromwell was a viciously effective soldier and rabid anti-Catholic is without question. That he killed thousands of Irish is without question. Apologists of the Lord Protector say, that his tactics were “the norm” for warfare in the 1600s. Intriguingly, the most hated and reviled man […]

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#OTD in 1658 – Nine years after the Siege of Drogheda starts, Oliver Cromwell dies.

“God made them as stubble to our swords.” –Oliver Cromwell Cromwell was a viciously effective soldier and rabid anti-Catholic is without question. That he killed thousands of Irish is without question. Apologists of the Lord Protector say, that his tactics were “the norm” for warfare in the 1600s. Intriguingly, the most hated and reviled man […]

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1658 – Nine years after the Siege of Drogheda starts, Oliver Cromwell dies. He is probably the most reviled man in Irish history following his scorched earth policy of destruction and death during the his campaign in Ireland.

“God made them as stubble to our swords.” –Oliver Cromwell Cromwell was a viciously effective soldier and rabid anti-Catholic is without question. That he killed thousands of Irish is without question. Apologists of the Lord Protector say, that his tactics were “the norm” for warfare in the 1600s. Intriguingly, the most hated and reviled man […]

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1650 – Kilkenny surrenders to Cromwell.

The Siege of Kilkenny ends with the city and residents surrendering to Oliver Cromwell. In an unusual act of generosity and civility by one of the most hated men in Irish history, Sir Walter Butler and the garrison were allowed to leave the city still bearing their weapons. Following the siege of Drogheda the previous […]

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1658 – Nine years after the Siege of Drogheda starts, Oliver Cromwell dies. He is probably the most reviled man in Irish history following his scorched earth policy of destruction and death during the his campaign in Ireland.

God made them as stubble to our swords. –Oliver Cromwell Cromwell was a viciously effective soldier and rabid anti-Catholic is without question. That he killed thousands of Irish is without question. Apologists of the Lord Protector say, that his tactics were “the norm” for warfare in the 1600s. Intriguingly, the most hated and reviled man […]

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1661 – Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England is ritually executed after having been dead for two years on the anniversary of the execution of the monarch he himself deposed.

On 20 April 1653 Cromwell dismissed the Rump Parliament by force, setting up a short-lived nominated assembly known as the Barebones Parliament, before being invited by his fellow leaders to rule as Lord Protector of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland from 16 December 1653. Oliver Cromwell’s body was exhumed from Westminster Abbey and was subjected […]

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