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Was Oliver Cromwell A Tyrant

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#1 tigger13

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 03:39 PM

Hi . I know that Oliver Cromwell was accused of being a tyrant because he forced through the death warrant of Charles 1 but how did it make him a tyrant?
Please help me I need help for the essay I'm writing and its in for Tuesday


#2 MrJohnDClare

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 12:15 AM

First, ypu need to find what a 'tyrant' is - google 'define tyrant' and find out.

Then you need to think whether taking part in the execution of Charles I made Cromwell a 'tyrant'.

Personally, I don't think that one act - however cruel - makes someone a 'tyrant'. It is the way they rule over a long period of time.

If you read about Cromwell's period of rule, you may think that he WAS a tyrant - many people do.

#3 tigger13

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 01:16 PM

Thank you for helping me. I'm sure I'll get a good Mark on my essay thanks to you .

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