Cromwell: God's Executioner
2 x 60'
Oliver Cromwell was a champion of modern democracy, and the inspiration for the American Revolution. But his conquest to Ireland led to the death of a quarter of the population. Historian Dr Micheál Ó Siochrú puts Cromwell in context, and contrasts his bitter legacy in Ireland with his celebration in the US as democratic reformer who celebrated freedom.
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RTE and The History Channel