Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron was born 17 January 1612 and died #onthisday in history 12th November 1671 A.D. he was a General and Parliamentarian who was commander in chief during the English Civil War. Thomas was a talented commander, who led Parliament forces in lots of Victories such as the Important Battle of Naseby. Sometime later he was an effective military ruler during the New Republic though he was overshadowed by the Oliver Cromwell who was more politically adaptive and radical against Charles I.
When Fairfax was unhappy with Cromwell’s policy he, in public refused to take part in Charles show trial, this lead to him eventually leaving and resigning and allowed Cromwell take control of the republic.
He had an active role in the restoration of the monarchy after Cromwell’s death and was exempted from being tried….