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  1. Charles Fleetwood (c. 1618 – 4 October 1692) was an English Parliamentarian soldier and politician, Lord Deputy of Ireland in 1652–1655, where he enforced the Cromwellian Settlement. Named Cromwell's Lieutenant General for the Third English Civil War, Fleetwood was thereafter one of his most loyal supporters throughout the Protectorate.

  2. Charles Fleetwood, (born c. 1618, Aldwinkle, Northamptonshire, Eng.—died Oct. 4, 1692, Stoke Newington, Middlesex), English Parliamentary general, son-in-law and supporter of Oliver Cromwell.

    • Military & Political Career
    • Governor of Ireland
    • Army Grandee
    • The Military Junta

    By May 1643, Fleetwood had been promoted to captain. He was commissioned by Parliament to seize assets from the confiscated estates of Royalists in East Anglia, where he first became acquainted with Oliver Cromwell and John Disbrowe. In May 1644, he was appointed receiver of the Court of Wards, a post formerly held by his father and removed from hi...

    Following the death of his first wife in 1651, Fleetwood married Cromwell's daughter Bridget, the widow of Henry Ireton, in 1652. Around the same time, he was appointed commander-in-chief in Ireland in place of John Lambert, who refused to accept any title lower than that of Lord Deputy—an office which the republican Commonwealth had decided to abo...

    Upon his return to England, Fleetwood was appointed Major-General to three large provinces during the Rule of the Major-Generals. As an important member of Cromwell's council, however, he left the day-to-day administration of the regions under his jurisdiction to his deputies, Hezekiah Haynes, George Fleetwood and William Packer. After the ending o...

    After the suppression of the Royalist rebels of Booth's Uprising in August 1659, John Lambertbecame the dominant figure among the army leaders. However, when Lambert's officers petitioned Parliament for a number of reforms, including the establishment of a Senate to regulate the power of the House of Commons, MPs demanded Lambert's dismissal. The c...

  3. Charles Fleetwood (died 1747) was an English gentleman with an interest in theatre. He eventually became the manager of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, in partnership with Colley Cibber and, sometime later, Charles Macklin . Contents 1 Family 2 Theatre Royal, Drury Lane 3 Death 4 References 4.1 Notes 4.2 Citations 4.3 Bibliography Family

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    • Civil War
    • Ireland

    Charles Fleetwood (c. 1618 – 4 October 1692) was an English Parliamentarian soldier and politician, Lord Deputy of Ireland from 1652–55, where he enforced the Cromwellian Settlement. Brother of George Fleetwood (1623 – 1672).

    At the beginning of the English Civil War joined Essex’s life-guard, was wounded at the first battle of Newbury, 1643 obtained a regiment in 1644 and fought at Naseby. In 1649 he was appointed a governor of the Isle of Wight, and in 1650, as lieutenant-general of the horse, took part in Cromwell’s campaign in Scotland and assisted in the victory of...

    In 1652 he became commander-in-chief of the Parliamentarian forces in Ireland, to which title that of Lord Deputy of Ireland was added. The first year of his tenure saw the mopping up of the last Catholic Irish guerrilla resistance to the Cromwellian conquest of Ireland. Fleetwood negotiated with the remaining guerrilla bands (known as "tories") to...

    • circa 1618Denton Hall, Yorkshire, England
    • Independent
    • Cromwellian
  4. 02/03/2022 · Charles Fleetwood (c. 1618 – 4 October 1692) was an English Parliamentarian soldier and politician, Lord Deputy of Ireland in 1652–1655, where he enforced the Cromwellian Settlement. Named Cromwell's Lieutenant General for the Third English Civil War, Fleetwood was thereafter one of his most loyal supporters throughout the Protectorate.

  5. Charles Fleetwood: Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England: Term of Office: September 3, 1658 - October 6, 1692 Predecessor: Oliver Cromwell: Successor: Robert Walpole