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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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