How Oliver Cromwell Got Executed Several Years After His Death

Cromwell at the Battle of Marston Moor, 2 July 1644. The Parliamentarians under Thomas Fairfax defeated the Royalists at this battle in Yorkshire. Cromwell (1599-1658) commanded the Parliamentarian cavalry that defeated the previously invincible Royalist cavalry of Prince Rupert. Marston Moor was a turning point in the English Civil War as it effectively lost the Royalists the north of England. Illustration from Harper's New Monthly Magazine, 19th century. Photo by The Print Collector / Print Collector / Getty Images