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 and Writer. In over 30 years of military service (20 Active, 10 Reserve) he has instructed civilians and military on five continents. He teaches at Maria Kaupas Academy, a classical school administered by St. Thomas More, the Ordinariate parish in Scranton, PA. 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."

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