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Oliver Cromwell was born on 25 April 1599 in
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire who studied at
Cambridge University.
He became MP for
Huntingdon in the parliament
of 1628 ­ 1629
He had a large expanding
family a widowed mother, wife,
Elizabeth Bourchier and nine
In August 1620, just a few

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redecorated apartments in Whitehall Palace itself and
at Hampton Court. As Elizabeth moved here she was
sometimes called `Her Highness the Lady
He began to make his name as a radical Puritan
when, in 1640, he was elected to represent
Cambridge, first in the Short Parliament and then in…

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lieutenant of Ireland, where he crushed resistance
with the massacres of the garrisons at Drogheda and
Wexford (1649).Cromwell then defeated the
supporters of the king's son Charles II at Dunbar
(1650) and Worcester (1651), successfully ending the
civil war.
In 1653 he dissolved the rump of the Long Parliament


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