Winston Churchill and Anthony Eden. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Anthony Wood observes in his diary:
“Mr Richard Cromwell, Oliver Cromwell’s son was proclaimed Lord Protector at Oxford at the usual places where kings have been proclaimed. While he was proclaiming before St Mary’s church door, the mayor, recorder, town clerk, etc accompanied by Col Unton Croke and his troopers, were pelted with carrot and turnip-tops by young scholars and others who stood at a distance.”
Queen Victoria writes to her daughter Vicky, Crown Princess of Prussia about the…
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