[Milton-L] Cromwell and miracles

Lewis H Whitaker lhwhitaker at gsu.edu
Fri Jul 29 17:30:29 EDT 2005


...and wasn't Cromwell's head later blown off of the pike it was impaled on
by a great windstorm? (This coming, of course, after his exhumation, trial
and "execution")

Lew
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  Well, when OC died there was a great windstorm, which was attributed to
the devil having come to collect his soul.

  It was the same windstorm, by the way, in which Isaac Newton performed his
first recorded experiment, jumping first into and then with the wind and
measuring the difference in the distance he jumped. (It was less than a
decade later, about the time the first edition of PL was going to press,
that Newton sat in his mother's garden and watched the apple fall.)

  John


  On Jul 29, 2005, at 10:13 AM, Burbery, Timothy wrote:



    Dear All,

    Does anyone happen to know if miracles were ever attributed to Oliver
Cromwell? I realize his military victories were seen as providential, but
were they – or anything else he did -- ever deemed miraculous, and if so, by
whom?

    Thanks,

    Tim Burbery
    Marshall University


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