Oliver Cromwell: A Profile of the Lord Protector — The English Civil War Begins

Seen through the pages of John Buchan’s biography of The Lord Protector

On August 22nd, 1642, Charles unfurled his great silk standard, with a red cross and two lions, in the courtyard of Nottingham Castle. It was later moved to the highest tower so that all could see that the king was about to start the Great Rebellion, as he…