1st December – Oliver Cromwell by Tim Cockett
This is a Zoom talk and will take place at 6pm on Thursday 1st December.
Tim Cockitt (MA) is a graduate of Oxford University. He is particularly interested in military history, and has visited numerous battlefields around the UK, Europe, and the USA. Tim is a keen member of the Battlefields Trust, which works to preserve battle sites around the UK. Tim has particularly strong interests in the English Civil War and WW1, and is the chair of the Manchester Military Society (MMHS).
Cromwell is an important, and controversial, figure in the history of Great Briton … when the BBC ran a poll of the 100 Greatest Britons in 2002 he was ranked in the top 10. Tim’s talk will cover his family background, religious convictions, military successes and advancement, his time as Lord Protector, and the extraordinary story of what happened to his head!