Edmund Ludlow (c.
1617 – 1692) was an English parliamentarian, best known for
his involvement in the execution of Charles I, and for his Memoirs,
which were published posthumously in a rewritten form and which have
become a major source for historians of the Wars of the Three Kingdoms.
After service in the English Civil Wars, Ludlow was elected a Member of
the Long Parliament. After the establishment of the Commonwealth in
1649 he was made second-in-command of Parliament's forces in Ireland,
before breaking with Oliver Cromwell over the establishment of the
Protectorate. After the Restoration
Ludlow went into exile in Switzerland, where he spent much of the rest
of his life. Ludlow himself spelled his name Ludlowe
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