Portraits, English, Cromwell, Milton
"Mr. Oliver Cromwell of Ely Visits Mr. John Milton"
Wood engraving after a painting by David Neal, published 1895.
On the reverse side is text about David Neal.
16 x 20 cm ( 6.2 x 7.8 ")
“See with what heat these Dogs of Hell advance
To waste and havoc yonder World.” ― John Milton, Paradise Lost
Oliver Cromwell (25 April 1599 – 3 September 1658) was a member of the landed gentry from Cambridgeshire. He came to prominence during the 1639 to 1651 Wars of the Three Kingdoms. A leading advocate of the Execution of Charles I in January 1649, which led to the establishment of the Republican Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland, he ruled as Lord Protector from December 1653 until his death in September 1658. He was selected 10th in a 2002 BBC poll of the 100 Greatest Britons, but his use of the military to acquire political power and the brutality of his 1649 Irish campaign means he remains a deeply controversial figure in both Britain and Ireland to this day.