Historians debating key issues
For several years the Cromwell Association has run an annual Schools’ Conference. In 2020, due to the Pandemic it had to be cancelled, and circumstances meant that it could not take place in person in 2021, but in May, Jon Fitzgibbons (University of Lincoln), Peter Gaunt (University of Chester), Clive Holmes (University of Oxford) and David Smith (University of Cambridge) got together to record this year’s event via Zoom. The debates are aimed at a Sixth Form audience and centre around typical A Level and equivalent type questions. However, they can be enjoyed by anyone interested in this period and therefore we would like to offer all our members the chance to watch and enjoy the debates this year. The Association would like to thank Stuart Orme of the Cromwell Museum for co-ordinating and recording these debates.Schools’ History Conference 2021 video lectures
Welcome to the home page of the Cromwell Association. We aim to encourage interest in the life and times of Oliver Cromwell, the Lord Protector, who was born in Huntingdon in 1599 and died at Whitehall in 1658. Cromwell is an intensely controversial figure equally reviled and revered both during his lifetime and after. This site contains a wide range of information and resources to investigate. Explore the site to find out more about his life, times and significance.
If you are interested to see if a particular place has a connection to Cromwell, look at The Cromwellian Gazetteer, a comprehensive guide to places connected to Cromwell. It also has a very useful guide to where Cromwell was on any particular date.
Perhaps you are interested in your family history and want to look at a genealogy of Cromwell. This site has a full family tree for Cromwell and his descendants, down to about 1900. If you are looking for an ancestor who you believe may have been an officer in the parliamentary army, browse the Directory of Parliamentary Officers.
Our annual journal, Cromwelliana, is a rich resource of articles on Cromwell and other aspects of 17th century history. The whole archive of the journal, other than the most recent, is available free for you to look at.
The Association was established in 1937 and has a wide range of members all fascinated, for many different reasons, by the complexity of both Cromwell as an individual and the age in which he lived. We welcome new members and invite you to consider joining us. Click for more membership benefits.