Cromwell etc

M A Jones mark at
Sun Aug 8 10:19:42 MDT 1999

Paddy wrote:

>In this connection I recall the comment of Oliver Cromwell to the "grandees
of Parliament" as to his policy for the New Model Army in 1640 that:
(paraphrased from memory): "I would prefer a russet-coated Captain who knows
what he fights for and loves what he knows to what you call a gentleman and
is nothing else." <<

Paddy, what a thread to start! It would be wonderful to celebrate our very
own English Revolution....


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