Oliver Cromwell

And the Commonwealth of England (1649-1653)

He was an English military and political leader.

He viewed life as a very strict and obedient place where religion was a priority. He wanted so spread religious knowledge and encouraged education. He started basing marriage on love rather than on business interests.


  1. He helped the Puritans win the civil war.
  2. He organized the "New Model Army" for Parliament into a disciplined fighting force.
  3. He became the 1st Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland.
  4. He led the parliamentary forces to win the English Civil War and established democratic principles that ultimately influenced similar movements in France and the American colonies.

He ruled over England and the Commonwealth.

He was best known for making England into a republican commonwealth.