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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