This Day in History Entry #358

December 16th, 2015 by Wordsman

Did he set out to let freedom ring?
Or’d he just want to kill the old king?
While he Commonwealth brought
In the Lands Ire and Scot
Not too many in praise of him sing

Event: Oliver Cromwell is named Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland, which, if you ask Oliver Cromwell, is totally not the same thing as being king
Year: 1653
Learn more: Oliver Cromwell
English Civil War

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