A silver pocket watch that belonged to Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell has been unearthed.

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Pictured: The silver pocket watch.<br />
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A silver pocket watch that belonged to Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell has been unearthed after 369 years.<br />
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The republican had the small timepiece on him in 1650 during his New Model Army's campaign in Ireland.<br />
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Cromwell, who defeated King Charles I in the English Civil War, gave the watch to John Blackwell, deputy treasurer-at-war and an officer in the cavalry during the Siege of Cronmel in Ireland.<br />
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It remained in the Blackwell family until it was sold to antique expert Martyn Downer who paid a not inconsiderable £18,000 for it.