Oliver Cromwell. Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland.
Oliver Cromwell. The Protector.
Oliver Cromwell (born 1599 in Huntingdon, died on September 3, 1658 in Westminster) was Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland during the brief Republican period of British history. In the history of the British Isles Cromwell is a controversial figure. Some historians rate him as a Kingslayer and dictator, while he applies by others as freedom hero.
Charles the first in the guard room. Charles I Insulted by Cromwell’s Soldiers by Hippolyte Delaroche. Charles I of England taunted by the victorious soldiers of Oliver Cromwell.
Charles the first in the guard room.
We feel now, as men felt very soon after the execution of Charles, that we cannot hope entirely to justify the means taken to bring about his trial and to insure the sentence. The last act of the terrible tragedy closes on a scene which has remained for more than two centuries one of the saddest and most affecting pictures in English history.