Cromwell: hero or villain cromwell said warts and everything, not warts and all oliver cromwell is one of english history's most controversial and enigmatic figures an original rebel, his fame rests on his leading a revolt against the monarchy and his attempts to turn britain into a republic.
Cromwell has became seen as a devil incarnate, dueled fanatic, hero and man of god (1999, bbc news) for some historians such as thomas carlyle and samuel rawson gardiner, oliver cromwell was a hero of liberty while to some others such as david hume and christopher hill he was a regicidal dictator.
As a minor landowner, cromwell made a living from farming and collecting rents, residing in huntingdon, then in nearby st ives from 1631 and ely from 1636 to 1646 there’s a statue of him on the market place in st ives, while the half-timbered oliver cromwell’s house in ely evokes his family life. Oliver cromwell was born in 1599 to robert cromwell and elizabeth steward, members of the gentry, or upper class cromwell's grandfather, henry williams, was one of the wealthiest men in england however, he had many children and so cromwell's father only inherited a small part of his father's wealth.
Oliver cromwell-hero or villain oliver cromwell was born on 25th april 1599 in huntingdon, huntingdonshire many historians are still battling for the fact that cromwell is a hero but some are fighting that he is a villain cromwell himself said, “without me england would have drowned in blood” we don’t know yet.
Cromwell is a different type of man to different people some people say that he is a hero and was trying to find a better way of governing and others say he is a villain who crushed anyone who.
Oliver cromwell: hero or villain by neil jones share on facebook tweet on twitter described by some as a sincere man of action, labelled a tyrannical dictator and traitor by others, oliver cromwell is admired and reviled in equal measure. Oliver cromwell was known as the ‘lord protector’ of england, ireland, and scotland oliver cromwell had eight children, and was married to a woman named elizabeth bouchier his eight children were named, robert, oliver, bridget, richard, henry, elizabeth, mary and frances.