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CLIP 10129

The interpretation of Cromwell as a villain

The interpretation of Cromwell as a villain

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Key Info
  • The interpretation of Cromwell as a villain
  • Duration: 03:46
  • Where is the evidence that Oliver Cromwell was a terrible or cruel man? We are given a selection of the contemporary evidence that has been used to create the interpretation Cromwell was a villain. We are then shown how some historians challenge this view of Cromwell by critiquing the evidence that has been used to create it.
  • Subject:



    English Civil War

  • Keywords: Oliver Cromwell, Drogheda, Ireland, interpretation, English Civil War
Ideas for use in class
  • This is a useful clip for showing students the process by which we can unpack interpretations. It is not a case of simple source analysis (of the interpretation), but rather unpicking the contemporary evidence that was used to create the subsequent interpretation.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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