Battle of Worcester Society


The Commandery
The Commandery, Sidbury, Worcester, WR1 2HU


20 May 2021


6:00 pm



Battle of Worcester Society Talk: The Private Life of Oliver Cromwell

Who was Oliver Cromwell? Soldier, Statesman, Lord Protector? This talk looks at this fascinating and controversial character as a person, providing and looking beyond an overview of his background and career, exploding some of the myths about him to hopefully see him ‘warts and all’. Part of the 2021 Civil War Nights Programme.

The talks take place in the historic Great Hall of The Commandery where seating is limited, so we would advise pre-booking for all talks.

The Commandery Cafe will remain open from 5pm until the talk starts should you wish to arrive early.

About the Speaker

Stuart has a History degree (University of York) and postgraduate qualifications in Education (University of Exeter) and Museum Studies (University of Leicester). For fourteen years he worked for the heritage service of Vivacity, Peterborough’s cultural trust, leading on interpretation and programmes for Peterborough Museum, Flag Fen Bronze Age site and Longthorpe Tower, as well as developing a guided tours programme for the city and acting as head of service.

He was a key member of the team that refurbished Peterborough Museum in 2012, and created, developed and managed for eight years Peterborough’s annual Heritage Festival. For two years Stuart was Director of Operations at Peterborough Cathedral, helping develop its programme of events, before becoming Curator of the Cromwell Museum in February 2018.


To book your tickets, please visit the Battle of Worcester Society website.

Free for Commandery Members
Booking essential to secure your front row seat. Members please book through The Commandery by calling 01905 361821. Want free admission and a whole host of other benefits? Read more about becoming a Commandery member.

More in this series

24 June 2021 – BoW Society: Impeachment, Personal Rule & English Civil War

19 August 2021 – Battle of Worcester Society Talk: Investigation of the Worcester Battlefield

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