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Oliver Cromwell

Oliver Cromwell was hated by Catholics and Royalists.
  English general and statesman who led the parliamentary army in the English Civil War (making England into a republican Commonwealth) and for his later role as Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland (1599-1658)
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  • Oliver Cromwell was hated by Catholics and Royalists.
  • In the street in front of it there was a statue of a man on horseback which was supposed to represent Oliver Cromwell.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • But surely never was such a scene of horror beheld, or more dismal cries heard, except when Oliver Cromwell took Drogheda in Ireland, where he neither spared man, woman, nor child.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • If you ever say anything good about Oliver Cromwell they’ll all hit you.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes

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  • You declined a little in Oliver Cromwell’s time, but to no serious extent, and in Charles the Second’s reign you were made Knights of the Royal Oak for your loyalty.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • You are Napoleon Bonaparte and I’m your old friend, Oliver Cromwell.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • "A man," said Oliver Cromwell,[716] "never rises so high as when he knows not whither he is going."
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • "But wasn’t it Oliver Cromwell who had him executed?" she managed, trying to sound regal.
    Terry Pratchett  --  Nation
  • But if the prospect opens, the world will see …. he is as ambitious as Oliver Cromwell…… Though his desertion may be a loss to us of some talent, I am not sorry for it on the whole, because his soul is poisoned with ambition.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • "Oliver Cromwell said it, didn’t he? or was it Washington, or one of the saints?
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise

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  • OLIVER CROMWELL thanks you.
    Thomas Paine  --  Common Sense
  • When a young man he was assistant to the poet Milton, who was then Latin secretary to Oliver Cromwell.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • But Oliver Cromwell wasn’t the problem.
    Terry Pratchett  --  Nation
  • ] [Footnote 716: Oliver Cromwell.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • Oliver Cromwell was the solution.
    Terry Pratchett  --  Nation
  • She says I’m the spitting image of my father, I have the odd manner, I have the sneaky air of a northern Presbyterian, I’ll probably grow up and build an altar to Oliver Cromwell himself, I’ll run off and marry an English tart and cover my house with pictures of the royal family.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • …varied fellow-creatures—beings of many minds, beings infinite in difference; some happy, many serene, a few depressed, one here and there bright even to genius, some stupid, others wanton, others austere; some mutely Miltonic, some potentially Cromwellian—into men who had private views of each other, as he had of his friends; who could applaud or condemn each other, amuse or sadden themselves by the contemplation of each other’s foibles or vices; men every one of whom walked in his own…
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
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