feat. Charles II, Catharine of Braganza, the Duke of Buckingham, the Earl of Rochester, Nell Gwyn, Barbara Villiers, the Duke of Monmouth, Samuel Pepys, James II, John Dryden, the Earl of Shaftesbury and Oliver Cromwell.
How do you think Oliver Cromwell could have longer preserved the Commonwealth of England? Or was it inevitable to fall back to a monarchy? Amazing blog by the way, you've answered several of my questions brilliantly.
To be honest, Oliver Cromwell failed to create a government that could survive without the use of a political strongman like him, and the Commonwealth was dviided between the deeply devout Puritan New Model Army and the Rump Parliament.
The New Model Army, Cromwell’s foundation of military power, desired a much grander political and religious reform than Cromwell had offered, but the Rump Parliament was frightened that too great of a reform would galvanize a counter-revolution. To add to NMA/Rump tensions, the Rump Parliament had not been paying the army and fighting a costly war with the Dutch. The Rump Parliament was seen as ineffective and corrupt, unable to effectively govern, and in the end, Cromwell’s own popularity was the only thing holding it together, and Richard wasn’t up to snuff, so the Commonwealth failed.
70013 Oliver Cromwell - Rabbit bridge 相片擁有者 Andrew Edkins 透過 Flickr： BR Standard Britannia class No. 70013 Oliver Cromwell rushes through Rabbit bridge, on the Great Central railway. The image was taken on a Timeline events photo charter.
Today in 1660: Charles II is restored to the throne.
Also Charles II’s 30th birthday, Charles rode into London on 29 May 1660, reclaiming the throne and restoring the monarchy. This followed almost a decade of republican rule, led by Oliver Cromwell, who died in 1658.
A Parliamentarian battle flag, back after 350 years. This ultra-rare English Civil War battle standard, due to go on public display for the first time in three and a half centuries, was kept and preserved by 11 generations of the same English country family. It will be on permanent show at the National Army Museum in London as from this coming Thursday. (National Army Museum).
A rigid Puritan and cold-blooded English dictator. There is a rumor that her cold-hearted characteristic makes her iron armor colder even though she is always wearing it. She becomes terror by eliminating her opponents in the name of God and nation.
“No politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly,” Donald Trump said this week as he heard the special prosecutor’s footsteps.
Thus did our assured head of state, equal parts narcissistic and uninformed, rank his treatment worse than that of Benito Mussolini (executed corpse beaten and hung upside down in public square), Oliver Cromwell (body disinterred, drawn and quartered, hanged and head hung on spike), Leon Trotsky (exiled and killed with icepick to the skull), William Wallace (dragged naked by horses, eviscerated, emasculated, hanged and quartered) and the headless Louis XVI, Mary Queen of Scots and Charles I.
Jewish people have been in England since medieval times. However, King Edward the 1st expelled them in 1290, after believing they were responsible for acting against the establishment. By 1656, Oliver Cromwell, the Lord Protector, had overturned this expulsion, an so they returned. Over time they went onto aid the country, by means of providing financial services an precision engineering. Regarding the modern examples below, it should be noted that they are NOT practicing religious Jews, an some are only half Jewish, so don’t charge interest!
Above, Oscar-winning actress Rachel Weisz, was born in Westminster, London
Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse was born in north London.
Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe was born in Fulham, central-west London.
Nigella Lawson is a famous tv-chef, an was born in Wandsworth London.
Marc Bolan, from Hackney London - the singer of 70′s glam-rock band, T-Rex.
Luciana Berger is from Wembley London an is a politician in the Government.
Remains of Scottish soldiers who died 400 years ago to be reburied
The remains of Scottish soldiers who died of starvation and disease almost 400 years ago, after a brutal forced march when they were taken prisoner by Oliver Cromwell, will be reburied with honour near the site where where their bodies were tipped into a mass grave in the shadow of Durham cathedral.
The discovery, after three years of research on bones found during building work within the Unesco world heritage site of Durham palace and cathedral, resolves a centuries old puzzle about what happened to 6,000 prisoners taken by the English parliamentarian army under Cromwell after the Battle of Dunbar in 1650.
Some of the men were so ill they were freed immediately, some were shot for trying to escape and others succeeded in getting away, while many died on the 100-mile march south to Durham. Read more.