Cromwell’s Military Justice in Scotland and Ireland During the Second Civil War

Eric Jon Phelps
By Eric Jon Phelps October 19, 2010 17:18 Updated

Cromwell’s Military Justice in Scotland and Ireland During the Second Civil War

Oliver Cromwell, Protector of Protestant Scotch and Roman Catholic Irish Citizenry

Many slanders have been uttered and libelous statements printed concerning the military policies of Oliver Cromwell—the savior of the White Protestant Reformation in England.  Our Man of God has been accused of perpetrating rape, robbery and murder as an intricate part of his campaign strategy, especially in Roman Catholic Ireland.  The Jesuit Order’s “History Channel” has even been so bold to hire Dale Dye, a Roman Catholic retired Marine Corps captain and “Jesuit Hollywood” actor (playing the role of General Edward Lansdale in Jesuit Temporal Coadjutor Oliver Stone’s JFK), to unabashedly malign Cromwell.  While narrating the “History Channel’s” version of Cromwell’s invasion into Roman Catholic Ireland, an Ireland having been incited by Jesuits to massacre over 300,000 English and Irish Protestants which mass-murder commenced with The Irish Massacre in 1641 (and continued until Cromwell’s righteous invasion in 1649), Dye accused Parliament’s Lieutenant General Oliver Cromwell of inciting his highly disciplined soldiers composing his “New Model Army” to robbery and rape of the Irish.

Captain Dale Dye, Jesuit Temporal Coadjutor

This diabolical lie proclaimed by that damnable, totally-depraved, Roman Catholic sinner Dale Dye, is now fully refuted by the very words of Cromwell himself—that epic embodiment of Reformation Bible-based, Calvinistic English Puritanism—as quoted by Thomas Carlyle, one of England’s foremost historians.  (Yes, the Order’s “History Channel” cares not for record of verifiable history, for its whole purpose is to re-direct the serious seeker of historical truth into the lies and calculated deceptions concocted by those masters of deceit, the Society of Jesus!)  The following are two declarations issued by Oliver to his army during the Second Civil War (1648-1651) regarding his invasion of Protestant Presbyterian Scotland in 1648 (wickedly in alignment with the Jesuit Power behind exiled Charles II) and later, Roman Catholic Ireland in 1649 notoriously under the control of the Black Pope’s Jesuit Order.  Concerning Scotland, here is the first of Puritan Cromwell’s warnings:


“WHEREAS we are marching with the Parliament’s Army into the Kingdom of Scotland, in pursuance of the remaining part of the Enemy who lately invaded the Kingdom of England, and for the recovery of the Garrisons of Berwick and Carlisle:

“These are to declare, That if any Officer or Soldier under my command shall take or demand any money; or shall violently take any horses, goods or victual, without order; or shall abuse the people in any sort,—he shall be tried by a Council of War:  and the said person so offending shall be punished, according to the Articles of War made for the government of the Army in the Kingdom of England, which punishment is death.

“Each Colonel, or other chief Officer in every regiment, is to transcribe a copy of this; and to cause the same to be delivered to each Captain in his regiment: and every said Captain of each respective troop and company is to publish the same to his troop or company; and to take a strict course that nothing be done contrary hereunto.

“Given under my hand, this 20th September 1648.


The following is Cromwell’s second warning upon his invasion of Roman Catholic Ireland in 1649:

“This DECLARATION is appointed to be printed, and published throughout all Ireland; By special direction from—OLIVER CROMWELL.

“WHEREAS I am informed that, upon the marching out of the Armies heretofore, or of parties from Garrisons, a liberty hath been taken by the Soldiery to abuse, rob and pillage, and too often to execute cruelties upon the Country People:  Being resolved, by the grace of God, diligently and strictly to restrain such wickedness for the future,

I do hereby warn and require all Officers, Soldiers, and others under my command, henceforth To forbear all such evil practices as aforesaid; and Not to do any wrong or violence toward country People, or persons whatsoever, unless they be actually in arms or office with the Enemy; and not to meddle with the goods of such, without special order.

“And I farther declare, That it shall be free and lawful to and for all manner of persons dwelling in the country, as well as gentlemen and soldiers, as farmers and other people (such as are in arms or office with or for the Enemy only excepted), to make their repair, and bring any provisions unto the Army, while in march or camp, or unto any Garrison under my command:  Hereby assuring all such, That they shall not be molested or troubled in their persons or goods; but shall have the benefit of a free market, and receive ready money for goods or commodities they shall so bring and sell:  And that they, behaving themselves peaceably and quietly; and paying such Contributions, proportionately with their neighbours, as have been, are, or shall be duly and orderly imposed upon them, for maintenance of the Parliament’s forces and other public uses,—shall have free leave and liberty to live at home with their families and goods; and shall be protected in their persons and estates by virtue Hereof, until the 1st of January next:  By or before which time, ’1st of January next,’ all such of them as are minded to reside, and plough and sow, in the ‘Army’s’ quarters, are to make their addresses, for now and farther protections, to the Attorney-General, residing in Dublin and to such other persons as shall be authorised for that purpose.

“And hereof I require all Soldiers, and others under my command, diligently to take notice and observe the same:  as they shall answer to the contrary at their utmost perils. Strictly charging and commanding all Officers and others, in their several places, carefully to see to it That no wrong or violence be done to any such person as aforesaid, contrary to the effect of the premises.  Being resolved, through the grace of God, to punish all that shall offend contrary hereunto, very severely, according to Law or Articles of War; to displace, and otherwise punish, all such Officers as shall be found negligent in their places, and not to see to the due observance hereof, or not to punish the offenders under their respective commands.  [Emphasis in bold added]

“Given at Dublin, the 24th of August 1649.


Thomas Carlyle, Oliver Cromwell’s Letters and Speeches: With Elucidations, (London: Chapman and Hall, 1894), Vol. II of V, pp. 55, 139-141.

Eric Jon Phelps
By Eric Jon Phelps October 19, 2010 17:18 Updated
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