Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658) was the dominant personality of the English Civil War. Originally from a modest country background he rose rapidly through the Parliamentary ranks from a humble troop commander to a regimental colonel and then a Lieutenant General of Horse all within the space of two years.
Although lacking any formal military education he knew instinctively how to lead and train men...and get the best from them.
Eventually he would be given the title “Lord Protector”. Our figure shows him in typical military dress of the early part of the war as a Colonel of Horse. The figure is based on the (click) 1899 statue of Cromwell by (click) Hamo Thornycroft outside the House of Parliament in Westminster, London...Sword in one hand...bible in the other!