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Timeline of Key Events in Cromwell's Life
5 Dec 2017
One of 59 MPs to sign Charles 1 Execution Order
Brilliant Soldier and Commander for Parliament
Ruthlessly crushed the Irish Rebels
Defeated the Scots and brought Scotland under the control of England. No other English leader has ever accomplished this!
Dismissed Parliament and ruled without it as Lord Protector (like a king) until his death in 1658.
When he died, his son Richard became Lord Protector and soon retired
Charles II was invited back to restore the monarchy. Cromwell's body was dug up and his head put on a spike on London Bridge.
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