Skip to comments.Skeletal remains of Cromwell’s prisoners of war found in mass graves
Posted on 05/22/2020 11:49:05 AM PDT by robowombat
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Scottish slaves in America.
In its day, the New Model Army was the most powerful and advanced army in Europe.
My husband’s family is descended from John Cragin (sometimes spelled Craggin) who was one of the Scots prisoners. The story is he contacted smallpox aboard ship and was in danger of being thrown overboard but a young girl Sarah Dawes pleaded for his life and agreed to nurse him to health. Some years later the two were wed.
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Slip kid, slip kid, second generation
I'm a solder at 13...
No easy way to be free.
Huh? Did the author mean to say, "Clay pipers were not commonly used in Scotland until after 1640?" That would make more sense when trying to be precise about the time-line. Also, French Napoleonic troops and American Civil War soldiers had similar dental indentations 150 - 225 years later.
I think we are talking about Oliver Cromwell.
I think the two Cromwells are distantly related.
Ocean travel was hazardous. One of my great-great grandfathers and his family emigrated from Ireland to Canada in 1849. A cholera epidemic swept the ship while on the voyage. My ancestor was carrying a New Testament bible and recorded in it the death of his wife and several of his children. He and my great-grandfather survived and made it to Canada.
The amount of white slavery far outnumbers black slavery throughout history.ALL slaves matter!
BTW,slavery of all types is alive and well so when one looks at their porn on their phone it could be a Eastern European girl enslaved in porn and the phone made in China by a worker slave.BOTH are BIG MONEY!
I don’t think many realize how desperate a person who was not rich had to be to emigrate. The conditions were rough and the voyage was very expensive.
Thomas Cromwell was chief minister for Henry VIII after the execution of Thomas More. He fell under disfavor of Henry because of the uprising of Catholic in the North and one of Henry’s wives. A pretty good series about him called Wolf Hall.
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Oliver was Thomas’ great-grandnephew.
That was a great miniseries.
Yes I know that.
“... ..skeletal remains would solve a mystery that dates back to 1650. .”
This was a artifact of the English Civil War (16421651)
Thomas Cromwell, 1st Earl of Essex, KG, PC. (1485 28 July 1540) was an English lawyer and statesman who served as chief minister to King Henry VIII of England from 1532 to 1540, when he was beheaded on orders of the king.
Thomas Cromwell was a 100 years earlier!
I’ve read that the two, Oliver Cromwell & Thomas Cromwell are related.
Speaking of Wolf Hall .
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