Ludlow, Edmund, 1617?–1692, English parliamentarian and regicide. He commanded a regiment of cavalry in the English civil war and served on the court that condemned King Charles I, signing his death warrant. In 1651–52 he was assistant and then successor to Henry Ireton in the subjugation of Ireland. He sympathized with the republican Puritans and opposed the Protectorate of Oliver Cromwell and his son Richard and likewise the restoration of Charles II. After the Restoration (1660) he fled to Switzerland. He returned to England briefly in 1689, meeting with survivors of the republican party, but the government issued a warrant for his arrest, and he returned to Switzerland.
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See his memoirs (ed. by C. H. Firth, 1894).
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