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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LOL I think we are both right. My first post was about how Thomas Cromwell was also no slouch when it came to ruthlessness. I knew the article was about Olive Cromwell.
Yes. I also liked the Tutors series although the love scenes were a little intense for US television, same with the executions.
I watched the series again last month and his voice sounded so familiar. Turned out he was the voice of BFG. Now that was a really amusing movie. Especially the scene at Buckingham Palace.
The interesting thing about Henry VIII is that while he broke with Rome over the dissolution of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon in order to marry Anne Boleyn and ordered the dissolution of the monasteries which was more politically and financially motivated than religiously and largely orchestrated by Cromwell, Henry VIII was never a committed or radical protestant as was Cromwell.
After the death of Jane Grey, Henrys third wife and the mother of his only son, Cromwell pushed for Henrys marriage of Anne of Cleves of whom Henry is said to have said after meeting her for the first time I like her not. But the marriage and its ultimate failure resulting in an annulment after 6 months was based more on the promised Franco-Imperial alliance that failed to materialize and the sway of the more religiously conservative enemies of Cromwell headed by the Duke of Norfolk.
Cromwell, further interestingly was charged with heresy.
Yep . Agree about Thomas Cromwell.
If you ever get a chance to watch Upstart Crow is a great comedy series!!
In less than one hour the Parliamentarians commanded by Oliver Cromwell crushed a Scottish army loyal to Charles II. An estimated 3,000 Scottish soldiers perished while the English army lost less than 100 at that Battle of Dunbar.
Wow, that was a one-sided battle. Can you imagine the noise, chaos, stench, confusion, blood, guts crammed into that one hour?
Didn’t know that about Cromwell being charged with heresy. Glad for Thomas Mores sake that Henry revoked his original sentence of drawn and quartered to beheading.
Somebody posted a New York City newspaper yesterday from 1849. Cholera was breaking out all over the country. One guy in upstate NY got a letter from his brother in Rio Grande, Texas saying that 4,000 people out of a population of 20,000 had died. Healthy men went to sleep and were dead by morning.
Cholera epidemics were horrendous.
For my ancestor, that was during the Irish potato famine and people were literally starving to death. They were Protestant Irish, people now tell it like it was just the Catholics who were affected, but everyone was. I’ve read histories that indicate much of Northern Ireland was depopulated by the Famine, they all left for Canada or America.
Probably not far off the range in our civil war. Wars are not fought by the old folks.
The next one here will be.
Dont kid yourself. The warriors around here are all talk. Most of them couldnt hoof it to the end of their street.
I’ll have to dig it out tomorrow.
Jane Seymour. Jane Gray was sort of Queen for a Day.
And here I thought you knew where the NEK was, where everybody over 50 is several orders of magnitude tougher than the mollycoddled teens.
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