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Roger Boyle, Baron Broghill (1621-79):
"A soldier, politician and dramatist. He was a brilliant commander of the royalist forces in Ireland... He went over to Cromwell's side to fight against their common enemy, the Catholic interest, in Ireland... With Monck he made a remarkable success of the Cromwellian government of Scotland... and he constantly threw his weight behind attempts to produce a moderate settlement of the revolution... After Oliver's death he abandoned support of the Commonwealth and returned to Ireland, where, like Monck in Scotland and England, he took command of the situation and invited Charles to his kingdom. His plays were popular with Pepys and his contemporaries." --Companion
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