Tag Archives: Oliver Cromwell

The Butcher of Drogheda and a long-running war of attrition

A prank in Westminster involving the bust of Oliver Cromwell and reported by the Irish News reminds me how he is still known as the Butcher of Drogheda. Continue reading

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Battle of Worcester Society

I had the pleasure of speaking before the Battle of Worcester Society about a 17th Century highwayman turned political prisoner Continue reading

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The Fifth Monarchists

A timely article on England’s Parliamentary struggles following the English Civil War Continue reading

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When Puritans made sex illegal

17th century English Puritans passed a law in 1650 making extramarital and premarital sex illegal. Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary, Dear Blog

Celebrating the anniversary of my blog and three notable dates in the English Civil War. Continue reading

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The Battle of Upton

The Battle of Upton-Upon-Severn was the prelude to the Battle of Worcester Continue reading

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Battle Scenes

There’s nothing quite like a thrilling battle scene. Continue reading

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