What is the Cromwell Association?
The Cromwell Association was formed in 1937 and is a registered charity.
The purpose of the Association is to advance the education of the public in both the life and legacy of Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658), politician, soldier and statesman, and the wider history of the seventeenth century. The Association carries out the following activities for the benefit of the public:
- campaigns for the preservation and conservation of buildings and sites relevant to Cromwell,
- supports and encourages the Cromwell Museum and Cromwell Collection in Huntingdon,
- provides, within the competence of the Association, advice to the media on all matters relating to the period,
- encourages interest in the period in all phases of formal education by the publication of reading lists, information and web based resources,
- publishes news and information about the period, including an annual journal and regular newsletters,
- organises an annual service, day schools, conferences, lectures, and other educational events,
- provides a web-based resource for researchers in the period including students, genealogists and interested parties,
- offers from time to time grants, awards and prizes to individuals and organisations working towards the objectives stated above.
For full details see our constitution (pdf 56kb)
What are the benefits of membership?
As a member of the Association you will be helping to support the objects and activities described above. As an individual member you will be entitled to:
- Receive as part of your new member pack ‘Cromwell: four centuries on’– a selection of the best articles from our journal Cromwelliana, edited by Professor Peter Gaunt,
- receive our annual historical journal, Cromwelliana, published in July, which includes articles and reviews of interest as well as an annual survey of recently published work,
- receive the newsletter The Protector’s Pen, which is published twice a year with details of events and activities of interest, and shorter pieces on Cromwell,
- join us for our Annual General Meeting in April held at a site of some significance to Cromwell. The meeting combines business with the opportunity to meet fellow members and participate in the governance of the Association,
- attend the annual service held on or near the anniversary of Cromwell’s death on 3rd September, where possible this is combined with a visit to a site or place of interest,
- have priority booking for study days and invitations to other events organised
by the Association, at preferential rates,
- purchase special Association merchandise to help financially support the organisation.