Oliver Cromwell

Oliver Cromwell, who was nicknamed "Old Ironsides," was a regicidal dictator who seized control of power over Great Britain in the mid-1600's after the English Civil War. He was the least popular ruler to have ever reigned over Great Britain and banned anything that was seen as "fun," such as Christmas celebrations. His death in 1658 ended his reign when his son refused to follow in his footsteps.

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What did Oliver Cromwell ban in England?

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Oliver Cromwell banned music because he thought it was sinful. He was a fervent Quaker of the time, and also banned Christmas festivites dancing and everything that made life at that time bearable.
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Why was Oliver Cromwell a hero?

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He was the person who created the New Model Army and had victory for parlimentarians.
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Was Oliver Cromwell a good or bad ruler?

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Cromwell over all was a good leader; his intentions were right, and in the end he was successful - it was the methods he used that was not right. He had a brutal mind for winning, but his heart was always hoped for the better of England. Nothing he did was for his own benefit. Hope this helps :) That depends entirely on your point of view. Cromwell was a very good General, but if you are Irish I would expect a hostile response to that. Drogheda & Wexford were massacres of the most unpleasant kind based on religeous reasons. And also the idea of killing the King is not the Royalist supporters kind of leader. Cromwell therefore appeals to Protgestant Republican autocratic leadership type of opinion. You might have guessed that's not where I am coming from. I'm not suggesting King Charles the First was a better national leader, he clearly wasn't. And I am suggesting militarily that Cromwell was a great commander. He doesn't appeal to me. I dislike hinm & what he stands for, because he represents religeous intolerance; His God is the only God that matters and any other religeous belief is therefore heretic. Therefore, a personal opinion, Cromwell is bad, and that's Bad with a capital B. Though, He was good to others. He may have been bad to Ireland, but to England (And maybe Scotland) he was amazing. It is all down to opinion! oliver cromwell was protrayed as a strong leader not just for the common people but for england. oliver cromwell was a harsh ruler as many people thought. for example he once nailed a baby to church alive as the baby didnt have the same religion as oliver cromwell. he killed many people. First Cromwell wasnt a king but he was the Lord Protector. Many people find him in different ways. Here is a list i made of his good actions and bad actions. Some good things: 1. He set up the New Model Army which won the Civil War.. 2. He defeated the Scots and the Irish. 3. He got people to behead the king, and made Parliament the ruler of the kingdom. 4. He abolished bear-baiting and punished drunkenness. 5. He allowed Jews to return to start living in England. 6. He built up the British navy. 7. He captured Jamaica from the Spanish - the beginning of the British Empire. 8. He was a good, decent family man, who enjoyed a joke and was kind to his children. Some bad things: 1. He signed the order that put Charles I to death (and some daft people think this was a bad thing 2. He took power straight after the Civil War. He made himself 'Lord Protector' and used army officers called 'Major Generals' to rule the country (i.e. he turned Britain for a time into a military dictatorship) 3. He introduced laws to make people behave in a Christian way - some people say he was a 'killjoy'. 4. He put down a rebellion in Ireland very cruelly (especially he allowed his soldiers to massacre the Irish soldiers when he captured the towns of Drogheda and Wexford). i think the stuff that he did were good. i also think he was a good king :) by bethan dadson 13 years i think this is just my opion not everythink oliver cromwell did was god but some were Oliver Cromwell was not a king. ------------------ Cromwell started out as a farmer and after inheriting some money and converting to an extreme version of Puritanism he was elected as an MP. He was a powerful voice against the King during the short Parliament and a very good general for the "Roundhead" new model army during the civil war. He was however responsible for the purging of Parliament, involved in the execution of the King became the "Lord Protector" of Britain and lead campaigns in Scotland and Ireland that, especially in Ireland, mean he is despised to this day. Good things - he stood up against the "Absolute and Divine Rule of Kings" and helped to set the precedent that Parliament is the final authority in Britain, and he modernised and professionalised the British Army for the first time. Bad things - He then ignored parliament himself and ruled as a fundamentalist dictator, launched near genocidal campaigns against the catholic Irish and placed most of Scotland under military rule. Opinions of Cromwell vary and there is a statue of him outside Westminster still, to some he is a champion of democracy to others a murderous dictator! Here is a list of the bad things Oliver Cromwell did:- - In September 1649, Cromwell's 12,000-strong forces stormed Drogheda, north of Dublin. His troops massacred nearly everyone in the garrison and the town - women and children alike. Cromwell justified this as the "righteous judgment of God upon these barbarous wretches". - A month later Wexford suffered the same fate and both incidents, justified by the British as militarily necessary to subdue the population, still figure strongly in Irish republican history. - He was heavily involved in the first execution of a monarch - the execution of Charles I. - He abolished Parliament, when during the Civil War he claimed to be protecting them. - He imprisoned the leaders of the Levellers, and refused to let him go, even when presented with a petition with over 10,000 signatures on it.
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What were the top 10 rules on the magna carta?

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The Magna Carta is one of the most sacred scrolls involving kings and queens and i can tell you that the top 10 most sacred rules of the Magna Carta are: 1. The law given from Sinai was a civil and municipal as well as a moral and religious code. . . Vain indeed would be the search among the writings of profane antiquity . . . to find so broad, so complete, and so solid a basis for morality as this decalogue lays down. 2.Let divines and philosophers, statesmen and patriots, unite their endeavors to renovate the age, by impressing the minds of men with the importance of educating their little boys and girls, of inculcating in the minds of youth the fear and love of the Deity. . . and, in subordination to these great principles, the love of their country. . . . In short, of leading them in the study and practice of the exalted virtues of the Christian system. 3.One of the beautiful boasts of our municipal jurisprudence is that Christianity is part of the Common Law. . . . There never has been a period in which the Common Law did not recognize Christianity as lying at its foundations. . . . I verily believe Christianity necessary to the support of civil society. 4. Holy Scriptures . . . can alone secure to society, order and peace, and to our courts of justice and constitutions of government, purity, stability, and usefulness. In vain, without the Bible, we increase our penal laws and draw entrenchments around our institutions. Bibles are strong entrenchments. Where they abound, men cannot pursue wicked courses. 5. That is PRECISELY what the Court said. As you correctly surmised above, only by reducing God's Law to the same level as other "false" religions would the Court let the posting stand. The mind of man must be exalted above the Word of God, according to the Court. 6.How much better to have kids gunning each other down, as in Jones -borough, Ark.!! This thinking is repugnant to everything the Founders fought for. They would repudiate this thinking. 7.kings must not fight or go at war. 8. if only a crime committed is a series will be executed. 9. priests and arch bishops are only to be spoken to in a correct manner and shall not be killed. 10. if king does wrong then must be sentenced to death.
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What was England like after Oliver Cromwell?

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England was a sad place when cromwell died many people mourned him, but life soon began to become brighter as charles' son became king.
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What is the statute of drogheda?

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In 1649 the place was captured by Oliver Cromwell, who massacred the catholic inhabitants.
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Was Oliver cromwell good or bad?

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That depends entirely on your point of view. Cromwell was a very good General, but if you are Irish I would expect a hostile response to that. Drogheda & Wexford were massacres of the most unpleasant kind based on religeous reasons. And also the idea of killing the King is not the Royalist supporters kind of leader. Cromwell therefore appeals to Protgestant Republican autocratic leadership type of opinion. You might have guessed that's not where I am coming from. I'm not suggesting King Charles the First was a better national leader, he clearly wasn't. And I am suggesting militarily that Cromwell was a great commander. He doesn't appeal to me. I dislike hinm & what he stands for, because he represents religeous intolerance; His God is the only God that matters and any other religeous belief is therefore heretic. Therefore, a personal opinion, Cromwell is bad, and that's Bad with a capital B. Though, He was good to others. He may have been bad to Ireland, but to England (And maybe Scotland) he was amazing. It is all down to opinion!
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What was Oliver cromwell's religion?

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Oliver Cromwell was a puritan but he didn't let other people play games and he didn't let the church bells to be rung. Oliver Cromwell had some harsh rules such as he didn't let children play football on Sundays or you would have been whipped in public and if you wanted to go to church but you went to the church in another village then you would be fined 50 pence which in those days was alot of money. Oliver Cromwell also stopped the bells and he didn't want the stained glass windows in the church so he took them out and put plain windows in. In my eyes he was a hipercrit because he didn't let you listen to music and play games but he liked listening to music and he did but he punished other people for doing it. by Becky London (who is gay)
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What did oliver cromwell do after the civil war had ended?

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He conquered Scotland and Ireland, executed the soldiers who would have made a political change in the government in a more libertarian direction. After executing the King he made himself a dictator and would have been King, but it appears he was anxious what his army officers would say and do about it!
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What negative impact did Oliver Cromwell have on history?

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He helped to rule England and defend it
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Did people hate oliver cromwell?

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The English people loved him. The Scottish hated him because they didn't believe he had the right to execute Charles I, who was also their king just because England wasn't happy about him and they still thought they should be a separate nation, so they really didn't like that he proclaimed himself their ruler as well.
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Who was Thomas Cromwell?

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Thomas Cromwell The English statesman Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex (ca. 1485-1540), was the chief minister of Henry VIII from 1532 to 1540 and was largely responsible for revolutionary reforms in the English Church and in administration of the state.
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How many things did Oliver Cromwell band?

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He banned Christmas, pubs, parks, make up, music and swearing.
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What are facts about Oliver cromwell?

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Some Quick and Interesting Facts on Oliver Cromwell 1. Oliver Cromwell was born on April 25, 1599, in Huntingdon, eastern England 2. Oliver Cromwell died on September 3 at the age of 59 in 1658 due to malaria. 3. Oliver Cromwell was extremely religious. 4. Oliver Cromwell overthrew King Charles I and then became just like him. Oliver Cromwell signed the death warrant of King Charles I. 5. Despite opposition from his council, Oliver Cromwell allowed Jews to settle in England, for the first time since 1290, almost 400 years before. 6. Oliver Cromwell had five sons and four daughters with a woman he married out of convenience. 7. Oliver Cromwell came to Ireland and commited a genocide against Irish Catholics 8. He exterminated the people of Drogheda and Wexford 9. He took land from Catholics and made them move west of the Shannon to the less fertile land of Connaught. "To Hell Or To Connaught" his famous saying 10. Oliver Cromwell was often cruel and tyrannical and is now one of the most hated figures in Irish history. When he was finished Catholics owned less than 10% of the land in Ireland where they made up over 80% of the population. 11. He banned many things e.g. Christmas (5 years), working on Sundays, football, dancing etc. 12. He removed 50 MPs and added 140 new ones whom he knew would support his views.
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What are Oliver Cromwell's successes?

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Cromwell was a fine commander and had the confidence of the troops he commanded. Also he was a fine orator in the House of Parliament. Well, that's the good points. If we mention Drogheda & Wexford I suppose we go off message !
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What year was Oliver Mooney Lynn born?

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According to the New York Times obituary, he was "believed to be in his late 60s" at the time of his death which would indicate his birth year was approximately 1928.
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Why did Oliver Cromwell hate Charles I?

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Cromwell objected to Charles I in many different ways. On one hand, he was against the taxation of subjects which meant that property was not safe, and on the other hand, he believed in religious freedom and toleration. Cromwell didn't like the way he treated parliament and wanted to overthrough him. He was very religious and didn't like the way Charles was cahnging the church. He thought because of Charles wife was Catholic she would try and turn England and Scotland Catholic.
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Why did Oliver Cromwell ban going to the theater?

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As a Puritan, he had religious objections to it - he thought the theatre was the devil's workshop. He may also have objected to it as a Military ruler - theatres are hotbeds of radicalism, and they provide a mouthpiece for seditious propaganda.
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Why did Oliver Cromwell say to hell or to Connacht?

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Because Connaught is was badly developed and does not have good land, making it harder to make a good living there at that time. It does have many positive aspects too. The poor quality land is often due to its rockiness, making it very dramatic and beautiful for sight-seeing.
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What bad thing did Oliver Cromwell do?

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Here is a list of the bad things Oliver Cromwell did:- - In September 1649, Cromwell's 12,000-strong forces stormed Drogheda, north of Dublin. His troops massacred nearly everyone in the garrison and the town - women and children alike. Cromwell justified this as the "righteous judgment of God upon these barbarous wretches". - A month later Wexford suffered the same fate and both incidents, justified by the British as militarily necessary to subdue the population, still figure strongly in Irish republican history. - He was heavily involved in the first execution of a monarch - the execution of Charles I. - He abolished Parliament, when during the Civil War he claimed to be protecting them. - He imprisoned the leaders of the Levellers, and refused to let him go, even when presented with a petition with over 10,000 signatures on it.
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Where did royal mazurek come from?

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the british word pimpin rich people from higher lands of coolness
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Who was Oliver Cromwell and what title did he eventually hold during the English revolution?

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Oliver Cromwell was the leader of the forces opposing King Charles. Those forces were referred to colloquially as the Roundheads. His title after the king was deposed was Lord Protector. Oliver Cromwell was an MP for Huntingdon in the 1600's and was a puritan, believing that the Roman Catholic church itself was a vehicle for evil. Oliver Cromwell led the parliamentary forces against King Charles in the English Civil war and Oliver Cromwell ruled England as 'Lord Protector' (dictator) after the trial and execution of the King.
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Who was Oliver Cromwell?

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Oliver Cromwell (1599 - 1658) was an English soldier and statesman who helped make England a republic and then ruled as lord protector from 1653 to 1658. He executed King James I. His son Richard was named as his successor and was lord protector of England for 8 months. However, he was not a charismatic leader like his father and he could not reconcile the various political, military and religious factions of his day and soon lost the support of the army on which his power depended. Parliament therefore asked King James' son to return to England as the monarch.