Oliver Cromwell – Were you an Alcoholic?
Definitely not Sir. What a wicked slur…
‘Tis true to say that I drank Ale and Mead, but this was normal because of the state of the water. Ale was fermented and rid of the germs that cause fevers and infections. Why, even the children drank ale. But to ask if I was an alcoholic is an outrage. The Royals were far more likely to indulge in such activities than I.
No. My courage came from God. He allowed me not the excesses of success.