17th October 1645 - Oliver Cromwell in Salisbury, again

Oliver Cromwell as King Dutch satirical caricature 1 On 17th October 1645 Oliver Cromwell was in Salisbury, for the second time that year. While he was in the area he:

intimidated the plucky force at Langford into surrender. It was then garrisoned by the parliamentarians, between whom and bands of royalists in the neighbourhood skirmishes frequently took place.[1]

Image Credit

The image is a Dutch cartoon of Cromwell as King. Wikimedia says ‘This image (or other media file) is in the public domain because its copyright has expired.’


[1] The Popular History Of Old & New Sarum. T. J. Northy, Published by the Wiltshire County Mirror & Express Co. Ltd., 1897. Available digitally on the Internet Archive - URL: https://archive.org/stream/popularhistoryof00nort/popularhistoryof00nort_djvu.txt.