(historical) A trooper in the Parliamentariancavalry formed by English political leader Oliver Cromwell in the 17th century, during the English Civil War.
Origin of ironside
FromIronsidenickname of Edmund IIandIronsidesnickname of Oliver Cromwell
An instance of this is seen in the election of Edmund Ironside, although the Witan outside London had elected Canute.
Three years after this, Ã†thelred died in London, and such of the witan as were there and the townsmen chose Edmund Ironside for king, although the witan outside London had elected Canute.
The defeated chiefs retired on the city, led by Ansgar the Staller, under whom as sheriff the citizens of London had marched to fight for Harold at Senlac. They elected Edgar Atheling, the grandson of Edmund Ironside, as king, which the Saxon Chronicle says " was indeed his natural right."
Ross (Ros, Rosse) was granted to the see of Hereford by Edmund Ironside, but became crown property by an exchange effected in 1559.