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Unformatted text preview: Oliver Cromwell was born in Huntingdon, England, on April twenty-five, 1599. His parents, Robert and Elizabeth Cromwell, were members of the landed gentry as well as Puritans, a sizeable Protestant sect which sought major reforms in the mainstream Church of England. Cromwell received his education from a prominent Puritan minister and then attended Cambridge University, although his father's death in 1617 ended Oliver Cromwell's education before he received his degree. Three years after leaving Oxford, Cromwell married Elizabeth Bourchier, with whom he had eight children. Although raised by Puritans, Cromwell was not particularly pious until sometime in the late 1620s or early 1630s, when he experienced a religious epiphany. With his faith renewed, Cromwell developed a new sense of mission, in which he envisioned himself fighting for the cause of the Protestant Reformation in England and ridding the church of...
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2011 for the course HIST 1320 taught by Professor Murphy during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.
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