Thursday, December 14, 2017

Fact of the Day: Distant Cousin Cromwell

Oliver Cromwell became the king-like Lord Protector of England, Scotland, and Ireland after the execution of King Charles I. However he was a very distant cousin of the Stuarts and the Tudors. Oliver Cromwell was descended through a illegitimate daughter of Jasper Tudor, King Henry VII's paternal uncle. 

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  1. I've never even heard about him. I like the portrait!

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  2. Isn't everyone in Britain related to the Royal Family somehow?

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    1. Almost anyone of English ancestry including America and Canada is very very very very likely to be descended from King John and the Plantagenets and Normans before him.

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  3. Charles I was executed for, among other things, suspending Parliament, which is exactly what Cromwell did when he was in power.

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  4. I definitely know his name but not much else about him!

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