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Historic Cromwell Document Found In Barnsley

Tuesday May 27 2014

Oliver Cromwell Oliver Cromwell

A DOCUMENT signed by Oliver Cromwell has been found by Barnsley archives.

Archivists discovered a petition sent to Cromwell in 1654 by Yorkshire landowner John Savile.

The document was part of a collection of old family papers transferred to the council from archives in Sheffield.

At the bottom of the document Cromwell instructs that Savile's claim should be looked into, and he signs the paper as "Oliver P".

Paul Stebbing of Barnsley Archives and Local Studies said: "We are delighted to have an original document from an important period in British history amongst our collections, especially one signed by such a key figure."

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Reply Posted by guy fawkes on Tuesday May 27 2014 at 20:14
a man after my own heart,warts and all.

Reply Posted by anon on Tuesday May 27 2014 at 20:53
Luv it! What's the P stand for @guy?

Reply Posted by chickadee on Wednesday May 28 2014 at 13:37
Probably Protector, he was a self styled Lord Protector after the civil war.

Reply Posted by mad, bad & dangerous to know on Monday June 2 2014 at 07:34
Why want something of that murderous, madman, try reading about the Battle of York