Cromwell (1970)

I do like a good period film on in the background when painting (painting French line whilst Waterloo is on in the background is the only way to make it pleasurable). This is good fodder to 'set the scene' whilst you stick your tongue out when concentrating on fiddly detail.  Richard Harris and Alec Guiness play Oliver and Charles respectively. Just don't use it as painting inspiration, unless you want to perpetuate the myth of ironsides wearing rugby shirts.


Yes, it's all wrong. Why should anything like facts get in the way of a film script? If historical inaccuracies really offend you, then this film is not for you.

It's a film, it is entertainment. It does have the right 'feel' about it, plus it has massed battles with masses of real people not CGI.

Someone has reviewed the film on YouTube and pointed out every factual error and also what they got right.  Part one and part two

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