Cromwell Essays

  • Oliver Cromwell as a Hero or Villain

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    question 'Was Oliver Cromwell a hero or a villain? This question, is a hard one to answer. James Heath once said "His name and memory stink." In opposition, Samuel Pepys said "People look back and praise him." True? Or Not? This essay will argue Edmond Ludlow's words," How glorious, but then such betrayal!" Oliver Cromwell was neither a hero nor a villain. The evidence and opinions gathered will state, how he went from good to bad, and from bad to evil. Oliver Cromwell, was a puritan gentleman

  • Oliver Cromwell a Hero not a Villain

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    Was Oliver Cromwell a hero or a villain? I think Oliver Cromwell was a hero. He was good – hearted and ambitious, and he wanted England to be at it’s best with no corruption and unfair methods. He thought Charles was not doing the right thing, so he worked hard and got him executed. Oliver Cromwell was a Member of Parliament (MP) and was against king Charles and his ways, so he worked hard and got the king executed. After that, he got offered the post of king, but he refused it, but was Lord

  • Oliver Cromwell: A Controversial Leader

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    Oliver Cromwell is arguably one of the most controversial leaders in English history. Cromwell began life as a common man who later rose to power after the death of King Charles I. He had no experience in how to rule a kingdom and should be called a courageous person. Oliver Cromwell is a hero; all of his deeds were done with the ultimate goal of the betterment of England in mind. Oliver Cromwell was a brilliant military commander. He was a military commander in the Parliament’s army in the

  • Oliver Cromwell: Revered and Reviled Ruler

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    Oliver Cromwell was an English peasant who became one of the most influential, effective and controversial leaders ever to rule England. A great military leader, he ultimately overthrew the King and, for the first time, changed his country from a monarchy to a Republic. Despite the fact that he was a strong leader, Cromwell’s goal and achievement of eliminating the monarchy did not last long after his death. Oliver Cromwell was and remains a controversial figure in history, reviled by many and

  • Oliver Cromwell Hero Or Villain

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    After King Charles I’s execution in January 1649, Oliver Cromwell (25 April 1599 – 3 September 1658) became Lord Protector of the country. Oliver Cromwell was ruler of the country, with assistant of parliament from 25 December 1653, until his death, when his son Richard Cromwell took power. Cromwell wasn’t the king of the three kingdoms (England, Scotland and Ireland), but he had similar power. Over history it has been disputed whether he was a heroic, powerful saviour for the country, or an evil

  • Oliver Cromwell Research Paper

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    history, many people ruled with varying benefits to their country. Oliver Cromwell is one of the most beneficial leaders to England. Throughout his leadership, he caused social reforms, united Scotland, Ireland, and England under one ruler, and focused on making peace after each war. Cromwell benefited England by using an appropriate balance of peace and force. This balance allowed for England’s expansion and reformation. When Cromwell took over England in 1653, he issued many social reforms. One reform

  • The Importance Of Oliver Cromwell In The Civil War

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    ignited the hatred of men such as Oliver Cromwell. Cromwell rose from an unadorned, puritan background through the ranks of the military to become Major-General of the army and eventually Lord Protector. Many believe his exploits during the Civil Wars were a primary factor in Parliamentarian victory although the true extent of his role is the subject of debate amongst historians, as I have explored. In interpretation A, Ashley heavily emphasises the role of Cromwell during the battle of Marston Moor, arguing

  • Historians' Changing Opinions of Oliver Cromwell

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    Oliver Cromwell was a well known military dictator. He helped the Parliamentarians win the First Civil War and was named Lord Protector. He died in 1658 but many people still remember him as one of the best leaders in history although others believe he was a harsh tyrant and always wanted too much power for himself. Throughout the years, numerous historians have changed their views on whether he was a good leader or not. This work will look at three interpretations from different people on who Cromwell

  • Absolutism In Cromwell

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    of reason The film Cromwell presented a biased interpretation of its titled character. The film portrays Cromwell as a devout Puritan. Illustrated by a scene where Cromwell practiced iconoclasm in a church, he destroyed crosses and other religious ornaments. While this scene effectively demonstrated Cromwell’s religiosity, the film failed to foreshadow Cromwell’s religious extremism and horrendous treatment of Catholics during his reign as the Lord Protector. In Ireland, Cromwell allowed the slaughter

  • A Man for All Seasons: More’s Moral Stature

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    literature, a character’s moral stature plays an important role.  In the play, A Man for All Seasons, by Robert Bolt, no other character comes close to More’s moral reputation.  Thomas Cromwell and Richard Rich do not compare to More’s moral stature because both Rich and Cromwell lie, while Rich accepts bribes and Cromwell does anything King Henry VIII tells him to no matter what it is, and they will do whatever it takes to get what they want.  More on the other hand, would not lie no matter what the

  • Whole Language versus Phonics

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    education world has been debating this issue for years and there still are no exact answers. In more recent year’s instruction specialist have argued that some sort of middle ground should be reached because it would give children the benefits of both. (Cromwell 1997) Some form of middle ground needs to be obtained if children’s needs are going to be met. What is whole language? It is the process of learning a language through whole word teaching. Combining reading, writing and s... ... middle of paper

  • Sir Thomas More: A Man For All Seasons

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    what he believed in and refused to be molded into something that he wasn’t. He knew that by dying, he would be proving a point to the public and let it be known that Cromwell had set him up. By More dying, he proved a point to himself and the public. That he was honorable and not going to succumb to the deceitful thinking of Cromwell and the King. “I have not disobeyed my sovereign. I truly believe no man in England is safer than myself.” (pg. 40) This clearly demonstrates the fact that More knew

  • Everyone In A Man For All Seasons Is Pursuing Their Own Ends. What Mak

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    More truly is a paragon. One character in the play particularly concerned with his goals, regardless of the path he must take to reach them is Thomas Cromwell. Cromwell is the personification of pragmatism and is willing to do anything, providing the end sees him satisfied. "…our job as administrators is to make it as convenient as we can," Cromwell states in reference to the King's divorce and the pursuit of More's support. He is "…the King's ear," and is thus responsible for all the menial tasks

  • Oliver Cromwell

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    Oliver Cromwell Although the disputation of religion also helped to stir up the English civil war, its fundamental causes were the constitutional conflicts. Many English and the members of the parliament, including Oliver Cromwell, were not satisfied with how the king ruled over their country. This was interfused with the conflicting issues over religions. Many English may have been frustrated by William Laud, Charles’ main political advisor pointed as the archbishop of Canterbury in 1633

  • Thomas Cromwell in 1540

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    The claim that Thomas Cromwell carried out a revolution in Tudor government was generated by the historian Elton, the success of Cromwell as minister in his aims of sovereignty, Parliament and bureaucracy under King Henry VIII. Elton’s claims are met with many sceptic opponents such as Starkey and Guy, criticising that Cromwell’s work up to 1540 was anything but revolution, it was a mere pragmatic approach to fulfilling the king’s wishes which led to his escalation of power and a lucky set of consequential

  • The Impact of Restoration Comedy on Theatre

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    Jacobean theatre, a Puritanical movement led by Oliver Cromwell gained control of Parliament. Cromwell ethics did not extend to cover the moral extravagance of theatre. Under the guise of public health and safety, Parliament ordered the closing of all theatres on September 2, 1642. Such dirty public areas were the perfect breeding ground for the spreading of plague. Actors were left with two options, join Charles I in the civil war against Cromwell, or defy the law and continue performing. Then, in

  • Thomas Cromwell And The English Reformation

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    Thomas Cromwell Is known as the architect of the English Reformation and legal advisor to King Henry VIII. However not many historians look into the life of Thomas Cromwell. Cromwell is notorious with the English Reformation. Every source on Cromwell speaks a little on the man himself, they focus on the part he played in the Kings “great matter”. Thomas Cromwell was a self taught man and struggled for everything he had. Cromwell began his journey to the Kings court in the most modest of ways. He

  • Milton To Pope

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    bit about Milton and Pope to help you get an understanding. Milton was born into the middle class and grew up in a highly cultured environment. Milton created relatively few poems. Milton was greatly influenced by the puritan cause and Oliver Cromwell with a strong parliament government. Pope was born shortly after Milton's death and was a Roman Catholic. Many restrictions against Catholics. Pope had to struggle for position. Some of the restrictions made Pope move outside London and he could

  • The Considerations that Influenced Cromwell's Decision to Reject the Offer of the Crown in 1657

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    called the Humble Petition and Advice and was presented to Cromwell in March 1657. It was an attempt to return to the 'good old days' when the monarch's powers were checked by the Privy Council and both Houses of Parliament. Cromwell was also invited to be King. Cromwell struggled over a month as to what he should do. In the end, Cromwell accepted most of the Humble Petition but rejected the crown. This poses the question as to why Cromwell turned down the offer of the crown; different schools

  • The Rump Parliament

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    all to its name is a strong statement. As a governing body setup by the remnants of Pride's Purge, the MP's that remained were all wanted there originally, indeed by the very man that would eventually dissolve them -- Oliver Cromwell. So something had certainly led Cromwell to become increasingly disillusioned with the Parliament he in sense created. This essay will examine these reasons and just what achievements the Rump succeeded in. In needs to be understood just why the Rump were there