Hodie in Historia Ecclesia Anglicana

The Curse of Cromwell

On this day, December 16, 1653, Parliamentarian General Oliver Cromwell appointed as Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland.

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Winston Churchill’s prescient thoughts upon this reign of terror from his four-volume The History of the English Speaking Peoples: The Age of Revolution, 1957,  “By an uncompleted process of terror, by an iniquitous land settlement, by the virtual proscription of the Catholic religion, by the bloody deeds already described, he cut new gulfs between the nations and the creeds… Upon all of us, there still lies ‘the curse of Cromwell.’ ”

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About Mark J. Kelly

Mark J. Kelly is a Teacher, Writer. He is a veteran, senior non-Commissioned Officer. In over 30 years of military service (20 Active, 10 drilling Reservist) he has instructed civilians and military, both foreign and domestic, on five continents. Mr. Kelly has published numerous print articles and media content concerning history, culture, biblical typology, and theology. His current study is concentrated upon, "The Influence of John Henry Newman and the Oratory upon J.R.R. Tolkien." "Mr. Kelly remains a congenital autodidact and an active member of the Order of Malta.

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