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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Mar 2022 8:31 p.m. PST

"'Many people's understanding of who Oliver Cromwell was and what happened during the English Civil War is shaped by the 1970 film 'Cromwell', starring Richard Harris and Alec Guiness. Our curator, Stuart Orme, takes a look at the film and assesses what's good and bad about it from an historian's point of view…"


From here

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Armand

Mollinary30 Mar 2022 3:48 a.m. PST

Thanks Armand, very interesting. I used to live a couple of hundred yards from this museum!

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP30 Mar 2022 8:05 a.m. PST

Very good discussion. The gentlemen touched on all the point that irritate me and raised some I was unaware of. There is definitely need for more films on the period.

arthur181530 Mar 2022 9:01 a.m. PST

When the film was released, my friends and I were about to take our A level History examinations, and had followed a course that covered the period. One of my friends said he would go and see Cromwell to revise the Civil Wars.

He failed – 'nuff said!

35thOVI Supporting Member of TMP30 Mar 2022 9:57 a.m. PST

Good review and fair.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP30 Mar 2022 2:21 p.m. PST

Happy you enjoyed it boys…

Armand

chrisminiaturefigs31 Mar 2022 11:43 a.m. PST

Thanks for the link, that's a very nice sword, and i enjoyed the other Cromwell Museum's videos too!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP31 Mar 2022 2:23 p.m. PST

A votre service mon ami….

Armand

Gallocelt06 Jun 2022 5:34 p.m. PST

I enjoyed that. It was nice to have my suspicions confirmed, especially about the lack of the film's attention to Fairfax. I would like to do some research about the period when England transitioned back to the monarchy, as the Puritan faction found themselves increasingly unpopular with the British people.


Cheers!

Gallo

Humble Pikeman11 Jun 2022 6:47 a.m. PST

Is there a full three hours plus version of this film to be found about?

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