- 2 hr 19 min
This lavish adaptation of the life of English leader Oliver Cromwell in the 1650s, the man who led the English into their only period of time as a republic. The movie charts the rise of Cromwell from a country squire and magistrate to his leadership of the New Model Army and later England's Parliament. Alongside the story of Cromwell, the movie also features the lives of many historic figures, including King Charles I and Sir Thomas Fairfax. The movie also charts the failures of Cromwell's Parliament and his final acts as the leader of England.