Richard Cromwell

Richard Cromwell

Birth
Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire District, Cambridgeshire, England
Death 12 Jul 1712 (aged 85)
Cheshunt, Broxbourne Borough, Hertfordshire, England
Burial Hursley, City of Winchester, Hampshire, England
Memorial ID 8571903 · View Source
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Lord Protector of England and son of Oliver Cromwell. He served in the parliamentary army, sat in parliament (1654, 1656), and was a member of the Council of State (1657). In 1658 he succeeded his father as Lord Protector but he soon fell out with parliament, which he dissolved in 1659. He recalled the Rump Parliament of 1653, but found the task of ruling beyond him, and was forced to abdicate in 1659. After the Restoration of King Charles II to the throne (1660, Cromwell lived in France and Geneva, under the alias ‘John Clarke’, but returned to England in 1680 where he spent the rest of his life. He is buried in Hursley Parish Church in Winchester England.

Bio by: Erik Lander



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  • Originally Created by: Erik Lander
  • Added: 29 Mar 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8571903
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Cromwell (4 Sep 1626–12 Jul 1712), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8571903, citing All Saints Churchyard, Hursley, City of Winchester, Hampshire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .