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Feb 4 Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland, grants residency to Luis Caravajal

English Military and Political Leader Oliver Cromwell
English Military and Political Leader
Oliver Cromwell
  • Mar 23 France & England form alliance against Spain; England gets Dunkirk
  • Mar 31 English Parliament makes the Humble Petition to Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell offering him the crown: he declines
  • Apr 3 English Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell refuses crown
  • Apr 20 Battle in Santa Cruz Bay, Tenerife: English fleet under Robert Blake sinks Spanish silver fleet
  • Jun 1 1st Quakers arrives in New Amsterdam (NY)
  • Jul 13 Oliver Cromwell constrains English army leader John Lambert
  • Sep 19 Brandenburg & Poland sign Treaty of Wehlau
  • Sep 24 First autopsy & coroner's jury verdict is recorded in Maryland
  • Oct 1 Treaty of Raalte: Willem II no longer viceroy of Overijssel
  • Oct 3 French troops occupy Mardyke
  • Nov 6 Brandenburg & Poland sign unity of Bromberg
  • Dec 27 Flushing Remonstrance petition signed in the Dutch colony of New Netherland protesting ban on Quaker worship