The Duke of Edinburgh also clearly enjoyed Miss Bruni's company, while even Gordon Brown discarded his otherwise Cromwellian temperament to welcome the French first lady with much accord.
1. Cromwellian temperament =bad temperament?
I learned there's a history figure name Cromwell in Britain. Is the phrase related to him, who is supposed to had a bad temper? Is it appropriate if I use this word to describe an American or Chinese?
2. otherwise = different?
3. with accord = with spontaneous or voluntary desire to take a certain action = with pleasure?
Thanks in advance! :roll: