Saturday, April 17, 2010

Historiated Initial O depicting Oliver Cromwell as the Sovereign.

Although there is no reliable record of Oliver Cromwell wearing the robes of a king when conducting state business, official documents sometimes did portray him as the monarch. Perhaps, this was simply following the established form of his predecessors, or perhaps, it was acknowledging him as the de facto ruler of the realm.

On a Grant of Nobility for Edmund Dunch of East Wittenham.

Longmate, artist.[n.p. & n.d]

LC 28

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