Visual Timeline: Oliver Cromwell

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1599 CE: Oliver Cromwell is born in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.
 
1620 CE: Oliver Cromwell marries Elizabeth Bourchier.
 
1628 CE: Oliver Cromwell represents a Cambridgeshire borough as a Member of Parliament.
 
 
1640 CE: The Short and Long Parliaments debate funds for an army for Charles I of England.
 
1640 CE: Oliver Cromwell represents Cambridge as a Member of Parliament.
 
 
1642 CE - 1651 CE: The English Civil Wars between Parliamentarians ('Roundheads') and Royalists ('Cavaliers').
 
 
1642 CE: Charles I of England attempts to arrest five Members of Parliament and the Earl of Manchester.
 
 
1642 CE - 1646 CE: The First English Civil War.
 
 
1644 CE: The Parliamentarians, with the help of Scottish troops, defeat the Royalists at the Battle of Marston Moor during the English Civil Wars.
 
1644 CE: The indecisive Second Battle of Newbury during the English Civil Wars.
 
 
1645 CE: The English Parliament motions to form a new professional fighting force, the New Model Army.
 
 
1645 CE: The Self-Denying Ordinance forbids any member of Parliament from also being a military commander in the New Model Army.
 
 
1645 CE: The Parliamentarians led by Sir Thomas Fairfax defeat the Royalists at the Battle of Naseby during the English Civil Wars.
 
 
1647 CE: The Scots hand over Charles I of England to the English.
 
 
1647 CE: Charles I of England escapes from his capitivity and stays on the Isle of Wight.
 
 
1648 CE: The Second English Civil War when a Scottish army attempts and fails to restore Charles I of England.
 
 
1648 CE: A Parliamentarian army led by Oliver Cromwell defeats an Anglo-Scottish Royalist army at the Battle of Preston.
 
 
1648 CE: The New Model Army marches on Parliament to apprehend Presbyterian MPs and receive the arrears in their pay.
 
1648 CE: The creation of the 'Rump Parliament' sees the number of MPs reduced to just 150 members.
 
 
1648 CE: A group of Parliamentarian officers captures Charles I of England on the Isle of Wight.
 
 
1649 CE: Charles I of England is put on trial by Parliament and found guilty of treason.
 
 
1649 CE: Execution of Charles I of England. The monarchy is abolished.
 
 
1650 CE: Oliver Cromwell leads the New Model Army to ruthlessly quash a major rebellion in Ireland.
 
 
1650 CE: Sir Thomas Fairfax resigns as commander of the Parliamentarian New Model Army, refusing to lead them against Scotland.
 
 
1650 CE: Oliver Cromwell besieges and captures Edinburgh Castle.
 
 
1650 CE: Oliver Cromwell leads the New Model Army to victory against a Socttish army at Dunbar.
 
 
1651 CE: Forces loyal to Oliver Cromwell and led by General George Monck capture Stirling Castle.
 
 
1651 CE: Oliver Cromwell leads the New Model Army to victory against an invading Scottish army at Worcester.
 
1653 CE: Oliver Cromwell dissolves the 'Rump Parliament'.
 
 
1653 CE: The 'Barebones Parliament' appoints Oliver Cromwell the Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland.
 
1657 CE: A Leveller plot to assassinate Oliver Cromwell is discovered.
 
 
1657 CE: Oliver Cromwell is inaugurated as Lord Protector in Westminster Abbey.
 
1658 CE: The Battle of the Dunes where Oliver Cromwell sends the New Model Army to aid the French in attacking the Spanish Netherlands. Dunkirk is acquired as a result of victory.
 
 
1658 CE: Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector, dies of pneumonia.
 
 
1661 CE: Oliver Cromwell's remains are exhumed from Westminster Abbey and given the treatment of a traitor's execution.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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