Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by yonhee, May 15, 2005.
Does anyone know why Oliver Cromwell invaded Ireland?
Thanks in advance
Because he was a git. And to redistribute catholic Royalist lands to protestant parliamentary supporters and to destroy catholic support for the resoration in Ireland. He left the bulk of the invasion to his son-in-law, General Ireton, who was seemingly a murderous, fanatical *******.
According to my late Great-Aunt Doris (who was eccentric to say the least) we are descended from Oliver Cromwell. Which is somewhat scary since the other side of my family is Irish. My ancestors murdered each other. No wonder I'm a mixed-up kid.
Just because he was scum really... that'd probably cover it...
Ta. Can finish my essay now
Although, i dont see 'Because he was scum/a git' going down to well with my history teacher. Might try it though
nah, you can say anything, as long as you back it up with evidence!!
Afterall, history essays are all about showing your opinion in the correct way. xXx
maybe thats why i wasnt good at history, i just stated my opinions as fact...
“this is a righteous judgement of god upon these
barbarous wretches, who have imbrued their hands in so much innocent blood....”
Oliver Cromwell after the storming of Drogheda.1649.
.... well .... he didn't seem to like them much!
LMAO! The best ways to go about it! (I 'ated 'istory!)
don't mention Cromwell please
(only joking - we've had some time to get over it... )
we've got you back by loosing Westlife and the Corrs on ye... Ye haven't realised the true nature of this insidious ploy yet...
http://www.olivercromwell.org/ <-personal blog
Homework should be so easy these days with all the info you can get on the internet. I had to go to the library!
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Such a vile act, in my opinion. Retaliation is the only recourse sometimes.
And if you add in Boyzone and Ronan Keating's solo efforts to the list of retribution attracting sins, you can expect another attack from the UK any minute now...
....what can I say i'm shocked Chezza
But didn't he have loads of innocent people killed?
Why do we have to do a topic on Cromwell :frown: I dont like him.
Because like him or not, and personally I don't, he was partly responsible for laying the foundations of parliamentary democracy in England/Britain.
We have to view things in context. Historically, the society of Cromwell's time was pretty barbarous, viscious, violent, nasty, unfair etc - civilisation still in it's infancy, under the control of religious belief and lack of scientific knowledge. Although I am not happy that Oliver Cromwell's army practically destroyed Haverfordwest Castle, I have to give him credit for beginning to remove power from the monarchy - it is just a shame that he didn't finish the job.
But then he was the Lord Protector and had more power than the king had had and broke parliament up
I now like Cromwell even less hes confusing.
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