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Whenever their is a poll or debate about the greatest general in British history people always say Wellington. No doubt he was an excellent commander, but he did nothing compared to John Churchill.

John Churchill is and should be regarded as the great British military commander, yes better than Nelson. He is the greatest military commander of the 1700's. He used technology and geography to his advantage like nobody before him. He crushed the French. Why isn't he regarded more highly within Britain?
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Because nobody knows who john churchill is.

Military historians know the Duke of Marlborough and acknowledge his achievements.
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What about Cromwell? He had no military experience until the Civil War, and by it's end he had subjugated Scotland, started the conquest of Ireland, and crushed the royalist armies. The battles of Preston, Dunbar and Worcester all show the skill that he had in leading armies.
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(Original post by Angry Spartan)
What about Cromwell? He had no military experience until the Civil War, and by it's end he had subjugated Scotland, started the conquest of Ireland, and crushed the royalist armies. The battles of Preston, Dunbar and Worcester all show the skill that he had in leading armies.
He murdered his own people and enforce Puritan rule. He had to subjugate Scotland and Ireland because they has moving against his Puritanism. Compare this to the victories of John Churchill over the largest armies in Europe. Blenheim, Ramillies, Oudenarde.
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He murdered his own people and enforce Puritan rule. He had to subjugate Scotland and Ireland because they has moving against his Puritanism.
What has any of that got to do with his ability as a military commander?
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What has any of that got to do with his ability as a military commander?
Nothing really. I just hate Oliver Cromwell, me being a High Tory.
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