Cromwell is a play by Victor Hugo written in 1827. It was a result of the creation of the literary circle created by Victor Hugo. This literary circle was called the Romanticists and they were against the Classicists. (The literary circle from another school.) It was never performed on stage. It tells the story of Oliver Cromwell's internal disputes in taking the crown of England. It is notable for its preface which is considered the manifesto of the Romantic movement.