Oliver Cromwell death mask

Oliver Cromwell’s death mask reminds us of Bradford’s Civil War history. The townspeople of Bradford, a wool market town of around 2,500 people, were Parliamentarians (Cromwell supporters) and bravely fought against Royalist troops. As the Tempest family who owned Bolling Hall were Royalists, the Hall was a Royalist stronghold for the second siege of Bradford (1643).


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Bradford Museums

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