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Elizabeth Cromwell (1598–1665), Her Highness the Protectoress

Photo credit: Cromwell Museum

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The wife of Oliver Cromwell, to whom she was married at St Giles, Cripplegate, London, on 22 August 1620. Her father was Sir John Bourchier, a city magnate, prosperous fur-dealer and leather dresser. Elizabeth bore nine children, eight of whom survived infancy. She was satirised as ‘Protectoress Joan’ after the Restoration.

Cromwell Museum

Huntingdon

Title

Elizabeth Cromwell (1598–1665), Her Highness the Protectoress

Date

c.1653

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 124 x W 100 cm

Accession number

HUTCM:B2

Acquisition method

on loan from Mr Charles Bush

Work type

Painting

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