ON THIS DAY in 1653, Oliver Cromwell (shown here with a London street urchin picking his pocket) was named Lord Protector of England, in the crowning success of what is widely regarded as the most successful protection racket in history.

Does history confuse you? Misinform yourself, and you need never be confused again.

Published in: on December 16, 2011 at 12:03 pm  Leave a Comment  

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