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What kind of ruler was Oliver Cromwell?

Case study 1: Cromwell in his own words - Source 3

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A document making Colonel William Boteler a Major General, October 1655

(W.C. Abbott (ed.), The writings and speeches of Oliver Cromwell, Vol. III, pp.849-50. Published by Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1947)

With the advice of my Council, I make and order you to be Major General and Commander-in-Chief of the counties of Northampton, Huntington, Rutland and Bedford and all places within the limits of those counties.