The MatchUp Podcast

Nick and Mark are back! It’s part two of the three-part 2022 competition between these two guys. Who will come out victorious? For this episode, Nick and Mark discuss Oliver Cromwell and the French! Let us know who you think is the worst person from the reformation.


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“I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible you may be mistaken.” – Oliver Cromwell


Thank you to Mark and Nick for being in this episode.


The Rev. Nicholas VanHorn

Associate Rector

Nick is Director of Youth Ministries.


Dr. Mark Ardrey-Graves

Director of Youth Choirs

Mark directs the Novice Choir and St. Paul's Choristers.

Show Notes

The Worst Person From the Reformation

The French

“The Huguenots were a religious group of French Protestants who held to the Reformed, or Calvinist, tradition of Protestantism. The term, which may be derived from the name of a Swiss political leader, the Genevan burgomaster Bezanson Hugues (1491–1532?), was in common use by the mid-16th century. Huguenot was frequently used in reference to those of the Reformed Church of France from the time of the Protestant Reformation. By contrast, the Protestant populations of eastern France, in Alsace, Moselle, and Montbéliard, were mainly Lutherans.” Wikipedia


Oliver Cromwell

Biography from Historic UK.

“I do not believe that this is an evil king. But he is confused. And he cannot say no to his wife. Therefore if it please God I shall raise an army of men who are not confused. Stern men who say no to the tyranny of kings and wives. Men who make no confusion over the ordained place of man and woman, king and subject. And with these stern, God-fearing men, I shall ride. And we shall be called Ironsides because we are like iron, being hard both day and night. And the king shall find us unyielding, like a rod of iron, and shall give us satisfaction. Like our wives!” ― Oliver Cromwell, Speeches of Oliver Cromwell

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