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UK Parliament‘s Today’s Memory

UK Parliament‘s Today’s Memory

UK Parliament‘s Today’s Memory


Oliver Cromwell’s birthday

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Oliver #Cromwell was born #OnThisDay in 1599. He was an English military and political leader. Following the defeat and execution of King Charles I​, Cromwell rose to become Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland in 1653. He died in 1658 and was succeeded by his son Richard.

© Parliamentary Art Collection, WOA S28, Bust of Oliver Cromwell 1599-1658 Lord Protector, Fully-rounded carving by Unknown http://www.parliament.uk/art

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