Oliver Cromwell

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by yonhee, May 15, 2005.

  1. yonhee

    yonhee Active Member

    Does anyone know why Oliver Cromwell invaded Ireland?
    Thanks in advance :)
  2. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    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.
  3. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

    Just because he was scum really... that'd probably cover it...
  4. yonhee

    yonhee Active Member

    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 :p
  5. sugarandspice

    sugarandspice Active Member

    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
  6. six pints

    six pints Active Member

    maybe thats why i wasnt good at history, i just stated my opinions as fact...
  7. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    “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! :rolleyes:
  8. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    LMAO! The best ways to go about it! (I 'ated 'istory!)
  9. Keppler

    Keppler Moderator Staff Member

    don't mention Cromwell please :p

    (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...
  10. rutty

    rutty Active Member

  11. Will the Sec

    Will the Sec Active Member

    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...
  12. Andy_Euph

    Andy_Euph Active Member

    ....what can I say i'm shocked Chezza:p
  13. yonhee

    yonhee Active Member

    But didn't he have loads of innocent people killed? :confused:
    Why do we have to do a topic on Cromwell :frown: I dont like him.
  14. johnmartin

    johnmartin Active Member

    Because like him or not, and personally I don't, he was partly responsible for laying the foundations of parliamentary democracy in England/Britain.

    TIMBONE Active Member

    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.
  16. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

  17. yonhee

    yonhee Active Member

    But then he was the Lord Protector and had more power than the king had had and broke parliament up :confused:
    I now like Cromwell even less hes confusing.

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