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Oliver Cromwell (1599–1658), Lord Protector of England

Photo credit: National Army Museum

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Cromwell rose to prominence in the committees of the House of Commons and fought in the early campaigns of the Civil Wars of Britain (1639–1651) under the Parliamentarian Earl of Essex. In 1644 he commanded the Eastern Association’s cavalry at the Battle of Marston Moor; in 1645 he led the cavalry of the newly-formed New Model Army at Naseby. By the time of the execution of Charles I in 1649, Cromwell had become the foremost general in the New Model Army.

National Army Museum





oil on canvas


H 205.4 x W 123.2 cm

Accession number

NAM. 1988-11-1

Acquisition method

purchased from Lane Fine Art, 1988

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