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,
- commissions, on behalf of the association, or in collaboration with others, plaques, panels and monuments at sites associated with 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.
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 a free copy of ‘Oliver Cromwell – England’s Protector’ by David Horspool, a paperback edition of the short biography of Cromwell published by Penguin in the series Penguin Monarchs.
- 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.
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