A History in Numbers
10 Cromwell Facts
Cromwell’s early life
21 – Cromwell’s age at the time he married, 2 years younger than his wife Elizabeth Bourchier.
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9 – the number of children born to Cromwell and Elizabeth; 5 sons and 4 daughters.
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The English Civil War
8 years – the time it took Cromwell to rise from a man with no military experience to the position of commander-in-chief of the parliamentary army.
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Battles of the English Civil War
23 October 1642 – the date of the first major engagement of the English Civil War, at the Battle of Edge Hill.
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Casualties of the Wars
85,000 – the estimated number of people made homeless by the English Civil War.
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Cromwell in Ireland
3,400 – the approximate number of Irish defenders killed after the Siege of Drogheda.
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The execution of Charles I
59 – the number of signatories of Charles I’s death warrant.
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£6 million – the equivalent budget for Cromwell’s state funeral in current money.
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28 years – the estimated time that Cromwell’s severed head remained on display upon a spike on the roof of Westminster Hall.
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299 – the number of years after his posthumous execution that Cromwell’s head was reburied, in a secret ceremony at Sidney Sussex, Cambridge.
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