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  1. Henry. 1611–51, English Parliamentarian general in the Civil War; son-in-law of Oliver Cromwell. His plan for a constitutional monarchy was rejected by Charles I (1647), whose death warrant he signed; lord deputy of Ireland (1650–51)
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Examples from the Web for ireton

Historical Examples

  • We have a fighting strain in us ever since my kinsman followed Ireton's army as a sutler.

    Micah Clarke

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • On June 13th he sent Harrison and Ireton with cavalry to attack its rear.

  • Were not Cromwell and Ireton accused by their own party of favouring the man Stuart?

    The Buccaneer

    Mrs. S. C. Hall

  • "Nor any one else, I suspect," answered Ireton, winking significantly.

    Jack Sheppard, Vol. II (of III)

    W. Harrison Ainsworth

  • "Mr. Ireton will do no such thing," replied the head-turnkey.