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  1. Charles Fleetwood 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. After the Lord Protector's death, Fleetwood was initially supportive of his brother-in-law Richard Cromwell, but turned against him and forced him from power. Together ...

  2. 30/09/2022 · 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. He joined the Parliamentary army at the beginning of the Civil War between Parliament and King Charles I and fought in the major Parliamentary victories at ...

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    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 (* um 1618 in Northampton; † 4. Oktober 1692 in London) war ein englischer Soldat und Politiker. Von 1652 bis 1655 war er Lord Deputy of Ireland, wo er die Siedlungspolitik von Oliver Cromwell umsetzte.

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    Charles Fleetwood 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.

    Fleetwood's father was Thomas Fleetwood and his mother was Frances Gerard, whose brother was Charles, the sixth Baron Gerard. He was the couple's only son. He fell heir to a large estate from a relative of his mother's when he was twenty-one years of age but lost most of it gambling. Fleetwood married Susanna Williams, a dancer and actress. The cou...

    The last of Fleetwood's inheritance was used to buy the patent for the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane from John Highmore in 1734. Highmore had owned half of the patent and Fleetwood paid £2,250 for it; at the same time Fleetwood bought Robert Wilks' share for £1,500 giving him five-sixths of the patent ownership. Charles Macklin was given the role of st...

    After the sale of the Drury Lane theatre patent, Fleetwood moved to the Chalon-sur-Saône area in France sometime in the spring of 1745. He died there, seemingly insolvent, in August 1747.

  4. Charles Fleetwood (c. 1618 – 4 October 1692) was an English Parliamentary soldier and politician, Lord Deputy of Ireland from 1652–55, where he enforced the Cromwellian Settlement. At the Restoration he was included in the Act of Indemnity as among the twenty liable to penalties other than capital, and was finally incapacitated from holding any office of trust.

  5. Charles Fleetwood in OTL was an English Parliamentarian military man and politician. Fleetwood served as Lord Deputy of Ireland between 1652 and 1655, after his marriage to the daughter of Oliver Cromwell. Fleetwood also served in the British Civil Wars, on the side of the Parliamentarians. Alternate versions of Charles Fleetwood have been ...