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The Conquerors: Cromwell - Conqueror of Ireland DVD

The Conquerors: Cromwell - Conqueror of Ireland DVD

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  • Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 50 Minutes
  • Region: Region 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Language: English
  • Studio: History Channel
  • DVD Release Date: June 5, 2005

See why the man who called himself the protector was viewed by many as a cruel traitor, usurper, and hypocrite.

  • Travel the world to examine the conquests of history's greatest commanders.
  • Each episode illuminates the mind and motivations of the figures who shaped the world to their will.
  • Examine the massacre that has fueled Irish-English tensions for centuries.

Tanks at the gates of Berlin, arrow clouds at Hastings, torches in Atlanta--the tools of conquest have varied throughout history, but the conqueror's bloodthirsty quest for land and power hasn't. THE CONQUERORS visits the historic battlefields where commanders vanquished enemies with ruthless abandon, probing the minds of the men who shaped history to their will.

Many said he was a cruel traitor, usurper, and hypocrite. Others found him broad-minded, tolerant, passionately religious, and ferociously moral. Cromwell's influence as a military commander and politician during the English Civil War dramatically altered the landscape of the British Isles. The massacre of nearly 3,500 people in Drogheda--including civilians, prisoners, and Catholic priests--has fuelled Irish-English strife for over three centuries. THE CONQUERORS reveals why Cromwell felt justified in ordering the massacre and details the cunning precision and military mastery who effectively brought Ireland to its knees.

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