I attended Huntingdon Grammar School from 1607-1615. Then in 1616, I entered Sidney Sussex College at Cambridge University. Unfortunately, due to my fathers untimely death in 1617, I had to drop out to take care of my mother and seven sisters. I also briefly attended Lincoln's Inn to train in law around the time of 1618.

Work History

1628- Member of Parliament for Huntingdon, England

1640- Member of Parliament for Cambridge, England

1642- Took up arms for Parliament

1643- Cavalry Commander for the Battle of Gainsbourough

1653- Lord Protector of the Commonwealth


Shortly after returning to Parliament as a Member for Cambridge, in 1642 I took up arms for Parliament. I led one of the earliest military actions of the First Civil War when I led 200 underprepared and under equipped volunteers to prevent the King's men from carrying off the silver plate of the Cambridge colleges. My troop joined the army of The Earl of Essex, and my troop was fighting towards the Battle of Edgehill.  In July 1643, I impressed people with my Cavalry commanding skills in the Battle of Gainsbourough. And due to my efforts in securinG East Anglia for Parliament in the summer of 1643, I was appointed Governor of Ely and was also promoted to Colonel in the new Eastern Association Army. I was also named one of the greatest soldiers in England in 1646, despite the fact I had no military experience prior to 1642. Finally, in December of 1653, I made one of my biggest accomplishments in my lifetime. The army wanted me to become king, though I refused it, I was too humble to take the title of king, however, I instead became Lord Protector of the Commonwealth. 


Here are some references of people I have worked with in the past, and could provide some more details and information about me if you are interested.

-General/Sir Thomas Fairfax

-Major John Lambert