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What kind of ruler was Oliver Cromwell?

Case study 2: Cromwell in the eyes of others - Source 6

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Edmund Ludlow, on reactions to the death of Cromwell

(By permission of Oxford University Press: Firth (ed.), The Memoirs of Edmund Ludlow, Lieutenant-General of the Horse in the Army of the Commonwealth of England, 1625-1672, Vol. II, Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1894, pp.45-6)

The death of Cromwell produced different effects in the nation.