|Massacre in Drogheda, Ireland, 1649|
To say Cromwell dealt harshly is ridiculous. His slaughter and subjugation of Ireland 1649-1653 resulted in near-genocide of all Catholics. Cromwell moved onto Scotland to do the same.
In Ireland, if one says “Cromwell”, responses will vary, but all vehement in some way. It was fairly common for a big huff, a strong mucous spittle on the ground, a swear word of some sort, and perhaps other actions. This is true at this current history.
|House in Ely where he lived a life of gentry|
When Cromwell's uncle died, he inherited this house, Ely, near Cambridge, England. Cromwell and family had lived in this delightful house in Ely for a time. A tour through the house included a
What was unusual was that it was just after Easter, and the house still had plastic eggs throughout the house. A few on his Bible and rocking chair, even some on his deathbed (not accurate). The special effect in that room was lights dimming, Cromwell shook side to side. What was awesome was that there were some Easter eggs about the room, including one on his crotch.
|Taking a trip to Tyburn meant one was going to watch a hanging.|
Without any ceremony, he was tossed into a common grave, minus his head.
A soldier found it and decided to hide it in his home chimney. For decades his head passed from hand to hand, often being displayed in carnival shows. (This cannot be made up. Well documented and everything!)
|Speaks for itself.|
Religious fervor cannot be tolerated before it erupts in absolute anarchy. He did just that, as have other regimes.
***To lighten this post, please listen to this Monty Python performance about...