Very few details are known about Cromwell

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Very few details are known about Cromwell's early years. Biographer Barry Coward  writes that all we have are a "tiny handful of disconnected 'facts'–the equivalent of the  archaeologist's pieces of broken pottery." Together with such "facts" are many myths  about Cromwell's upbringing that were probably invented by Cromwell's royalist  opponents after his death in 1658. One of the more amusing of these myths holds that  when King James I visited the estate of Oliver's rich uncle in 1603, the four-year-old  Oliver Cromwell bloodied the nose of the toddler who would later become King Charles  I. One of the better- established circumstances of Cromwell's upbringing is that his  mother Elizabeth had great influence on her young son. In addition to this strong female  influence in Cromwell's life, the young Cromwell also had seven sisters. Cromwell grew to be an athletic, boisterous boy who enjoyed playing practical jokes. He 
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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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