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Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland
Map by ryanjames
Map by ryanjames
Oliver Cromwell
Start Bias
req. mod

Traits req. mod
Aggressive, Spiritual

The Protectorate led by Oliver Cromwell is a custom civilization by ryanjames, with contributions from DJSHenninger, Viregel, and JFD. 

This mod requires Gods and Kings. It does not replace Elizabeth's England


The Protectorate[]

The protectorate was created as a result of the English civil war, a new republic led by Oliver Cromwell, Lord protector. The events leading upto the civil war are quite complicated, but all centre around King Charles I. Ascending to the throne in 1625, Charles' absolutist tendecies and belief in his own infallibility led him to dissolve parliament in 1629, with no intention of restoring it. It was only in 1640, after what was known as the 11 years tyranny that charles recalled parliament to fund a war against Scotland. Parliament, angry at the authoritarian rule and tax innovations of Charles launched a series of attacks on his prerogative, restricting his power and impeaching his advisors. After a series of tense debates, Charles attempted a coup known as the arrest of the 5 members, however it was unsuccessful and he was expulsed from London by an angry mob, the country was on the verge of civil war! 

Oliver Cromwell[]

Oliver Cromwell was Lord Protector of England, Ireland and Scotland from 1599-1658. A zealot, he believed in providence, that God set out his plan so that just men could express his will. He increasingly believed that he was a servant of God, but rather than lose touch will reality it made him an extremely decisive and in some ways noble figure. Though he is often portrayed as Dictorial and strict, he was actually a compassionate man who offered protection to religious sects believing that no man could truly know God. 

Dawn of Man[]

We salute you Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England, Ireland and Scotland. You lead the British Isles as a unified protectorate, a mighty nation that won respect and fear from all the nations of Europe. A pious and humble man, you spent much of your life in relative obscurity until civil war broke out between King Charles I of England and his parliament. Despite no previous military experience, you distinguished yourself as brilliant cavalry commander at the battles of Marston Moor and Naseby, eventually culminating in the creation of the New model Army, England’s first national armed force.

After the civil war you stood as representative of grievances of the army, and as a symbol of religious toleration which led you to purge parliament and instigate the execution of the treacherous king. You later went on to establish yourself as Lord Protector of England. Under your rule, the British Isles, England especially experienced great religious and social reform, ending decades of anarchy and bringing unity to the land once more.

Oh Divine instrument of providence, the people of England are oppressed once more and have fallen from God’s favour. Will you rescue the nation from tyranny and dithering politicians? Or will you secure your legacy as a master tactician? Can you build a civilization to stand the test of time?

Cromwell diplo

Art by ryanjames

Introduction: I am Oliver Cromwell, Lord protector of the English people. Long live Parliament! Long live the Republic!

Introduction: Greetings to thee, I am Oliver Cromwell, and we are Englishmen, that is one good fact.

Introduction: It is divine providence that we should meet. Tell me, do you put your trust in God?


Defeat: I need pity. I know what I feel. Great place and business in the world is not worth looking after.

Defeat: I believed myself to be a divine instrument, but it appears the lord has favoured others. Or perhaps he is waiting for the right moment to strike ye down.


Unique Attributes[]

The Protectorate (Oliver Cromwell)
The New Model Army

Gain a 1% increase in Production Production towards military units for every 4 FaithIcon Faith produced. +2 FaithIcon Faith for every 3 Social Policies adopted. Barracks and Armories yield +1 FaithIcon Faith. Military Academies yield +2 FaithIcon Faith. 

Roundhead (Musketman)
  • -20% Production Production cost (120 vs 150)
  • +8% Strength Combat Strength (26 vs 24)
  • +15% Strength Combat Strength when stacked with a Great General
Ironside (Lancer)
  • +20% Strength Combat Strength (30 vs 25)
  • Starts with the Great Generals II promotion
  • Upgrades to Cavalry


Mod Support[]

Mod Support
Community Balance Patch
Ethnic Units
Map Labels
Unique Cultural Influence
Wish for the World

Events and Decisions[]

New Model and Self Denying Ordinances[]

The Army is in a terribly disorganised state, led by foolish gentry politicians. Perhaps we should pass reform to create a single, national force, aswell as purge our commanders and replace them with true soldiers! Apart from, of course, yourself, Cromwell.


  • Player must be the Protectorate
  • May only be enacted from the beginning of the Renaissance Era
  • May only be enacted once


  • 400 Gold Gold
  • 2 Magistrates Magistrates
  • Unit Gold maintenance cost increased by 5%


  • A free General appears near the Capital Capital
  • Units gain Experience 50% faster

Institute rule of the Major Generals[]

Unfortunately a civilian government does not seem to be functioning well, the army proposes that England should be divided into 11 military districts. Along with that, trivial things such as alehouses and Christmas should be banned to create a Godly nation!


  • Player must be the Protectorate
  • May only be enacted from the beginning of the Medieval Era
  • May only be enacted once


  • 200Gold Gold
  • 300 CultureIcon Culture
  • Magistrates Magistrate


  • +25% FaithIcon Faith

Unique Cultural Influence[]

"Our people now refuse to celebrate Christmas and are buying your capotains. I worry the rest of the world will also succumb to the influence of your culture."

List of Cities[]

City List
  1. London
  2. Norwich
  3. York
  4. Bristol
  5. Newcastle
  6. Hull
  7. Nottingham
  8. Worcester
  9. Cambridge
  10. Exeter
  11. Ipswich
  12. Salisbury
  13. Colchester
  14. Coventry
  15. Plymouth
  16. Portsmouth
  17. Gloucester

Full Credits List[]

Steam Workshop Downloader
Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 6
Last Updated: 11 May 2015

  • ryanjames: Author
  • DJSHenninger: Art, Lua, debugging
  • Viregel: Mapwork, debugging
  • JFD: Debugging
  • zwei833: Ironside model
  • bernie14: Ironside model
  • Frank Cordell: Music (from the 1970 film Cromwell)
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