The English Civil War

Oliver Cromwell English Civil War
Cromwell is one of the U.K.'s most influential and controversial leaders, commemorated here at Westminster.

On December 16, 1653, Oliver Cromwell was declared Lord Protector of England. 
Learn more about the tumultuous events of the (oft-forgotten) English Civil War and their lasting influence.

English Civil War | Oliver Cromwell | The United Kingdom

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