"I remembered seeing Colonel Julyan at the ball dressed as Cromwell"

 Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658) was the leader of the Parliamentarians or 'Roundheads' during the English Civil War.

Following the execution of King Charles I in 1649, Cromwell became a member of the Rump Parliament, and played a dominant role in the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland. (At that time, Wales was subsumed under England.)

In 1653, he became Lord Protector of the Commonwealth, a position he held until his death.


Oliver Cromwell (2nd. half of 17th century)
Public DomainOliver Cromwell (2nd. half of 17th century) - Credit: Peter Lely