Oliver Cromwell and the town of Huntingdon.
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Published by [s.n.] in [Huntingdon] .
Written in English


  • Cromwell, Oliver, -- 1599-1658.

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Early years. Cromwell was born in Huntingdon on 25 April to Robert Cromwell and his second wife Elizabeth, daughter of William Steward (buried in Ely Cathedral in ). The family's estate derived from Oliver's great-great-grandfather Morgan ap William, a brewer from Glamorgan who settled at Putney near London, and married Katherine Cromwell (born ), the sister of Thomas Cromwell Born: 25 April , Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire, . In Huntingdon, Oliver Cromwell took an active interest in local affairs, a practice common among landowning country gentlemen of the time. In , Cromwell was elected to represent Huntingdon in the House of Commons, the legislative body that represented English citizens who were not nobles. Oliver Cromwell's Letters and Speeches: Including the Supplement to the First Edition Volume 1 of Oliver Cromwell's Letters and Speeches: Including the Supplement to the First Edition; with Elucidations, Oliver Cromwell: Author: Oliver Cromwell: Editor: Thomas Carlyle: Publisher: Harper, Original from: the University of Michigan 5/5(1). The outline facts regarding Oliver Cromwell’s early life are well known. He was the eldest surviving son of Robert and Elizabeth Cromwell of Huntingdon, and the dates of his birth and baptism in April are recorded. He was educated at the local grammar school, now the site of the Cromwell Museum, and attended Sidney Sussex.

The Cromwell Association - An organisation focused on promoting Oliver Cromwell and his legacy; Hinchingbrooke House, Huntingdon - The Ancestral seat of the Cromwell family, the last Cromwell to own it being Oliver's Uncle, Oliver. Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge - The College in Cambridge that Oliver Cromwell attended and where his head is. The Cromwell Museum can offer fun and engaging learning experiences for all ages, satisfying many different areas of interest. We have an amazing collection of objects in our care that can be used to explore the life and times of Oliver Cromwell in a variety of ways and at different levels. For anybody seriously pursuing Cromwell sites the most obvious starting point is Huntingdon, the town where he was born and the location of the Cromwell Museum. The nearby Hinchingbrooke House, open on summer Sunday afternoons and once the home of Cromwell’s grandfather, and then his uncle Sir Oliver Cromwell, should also be visited if possible.   Founded by Anglo-Saxons and Danes, Huntingdon appeared in the Domesday Book as ‘Huntedun’, old English for ‘the huntsman’s hill’. It .

The year is and twelve-year-old Oliver Cromwell Pitts lives with his sister and father in the small English town of Melcombe Regis. Oliver’s mother died shortly after he was born. His father is a local attorney who has little desire to manage a household or care for children so he has given all of the household duties and parenting /5(71). A new exhibition at the Cromwell Museum, in Huntingdon, looks at what happened when the Civil War reached the area in A Royalist army, led by King Charles I, took Huntingdon on Aug after a brief skirmish at Stilton and some fighting on the north side of the town. Love him or loathe him, Cromwell still matters. This book is a history of his life through the places in Britain and Ireland where he lived, visited, ruled or fought. Following in the Footsteps of Oliver Cromwell begins in Huntingdon in , with the respectable but unimportant Cromwell family living under the shadow of richer relatives. Oliver Cromwell, born in Huntingdon, in Eastern England at the end of the 16th century, received the ‘ordinary’ education of a country gentleman’s son, and in the words of Hilda Johnstone.