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Cromwell, Richard (Tumbledown Dick; Queen Dick)

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Born: 1626 AD
Died: 1712 AD, at 85 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Politician

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1626 - Born on October 4th, Richard Cromwell, Lord Protector of England, eldest surviving son of Oliver Cromwell and of Elizabeth Bourchier.

1947 - He was admitted a member of Lincoln's Inn.

1649 - He married Dorothy, daughter of Richard Mayor, or Major, of Hursley in Hampshire.

1654-1656 - He represented Hampshire in the parliament, and Cambridge University, and in November was appointed one of the council of trade.

1657 - On the 18th of July he succeeded his father as chancellor of the University of Oxford, on the 31st of December he was made a member of the council of state, and about the same time obtained a regiment and a seat in Cromwell's House of Lords.

1660 - He left England for France, where he lived in seclusion under the name of John Clarke, subsequently removing elsewhere, either (for the accounts differ) to Spain, to Italy, or to Geneva.

1680 - He returned to England and lived at Cheshunt, in the house of Sergeant Pengelly.

1712 - Died on July 12th in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, England.

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