Oliver Cromwell: A General with a Very Distinctive Sense of Honour

Sat 26 Sep

Saturday, 26 September 2020

1.30pm - 2.30pm

Talk | Online Only

Oliver Cromwell: A General with a Very Distinctive Sense of Honour

John Morrill, one of the world’s leading experts on Cromwell, explains how this English general had his own, very unique sense of honour and duty, which made him an extraordinarily successful soldier.

This event has finished, but you can watch it again online at any time until Sunday, 11 October 2020.

Price: FREE
John Morrill


At the time of the British Civil Wars, ‘honour’ was central to the duty and personal integrity of a soldier, Christian and gentleman. This code of honour combined courage and prudence and was shared by Royalists and Parliamentarians, Protestants and Catholics.

Oliver Cromwell had his own highly distinctive sense of ‘honour’ that set him apart. He had more than 300 uses for the word, and this lecture will explore those uses to help explain his successes as a soldier.

John Morrill was for 20 years Professor of British and Irish History at the University of Cambridge and remains a Fellow of Selwyn College Cambridge and an Honorary Professor at the University of Durham. He has written and edited more than 20 books and more than 100 essays and articles on the early modern period, regularly featuring in the media on topics around Oliver Cromwell and the English Civil War.

Date & time

Saturday, 26 September 2020
1.30pm - 2.30pm


Online Only


Online: FREE

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