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Cromwell grew to be an athletic

Cromwell grew to be an athletic - ,.He Dr.,

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Cromwell grew to be an athletic, boisterous boy who enjoyed playing practical jokes. He  received his boyhood education from a Puritan minister by the name of Thomas Beard.  Dr. Beard was rector of the local parish, as well as the headmaster of the local school  and the author of several plays and theological tracts. One of those treatises, which  Cromwell very likely read, was called  The Theatre of God's Judgments.  Later, in 1625,  Beard wrote a tract that attempted to prove that the Catholic pope was the antichrist. It is  unknown, however, exactly how much of Beard's Puritan beliefs were passed on to the  young Cromwell. Some historians tend to doubt that Cromwell developed any deep  religious fervor at this stage of his life. On the other hand, he was taught from an early 
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