Righteous religious mob vandalism and mutilations

William Dowsing Oliver Cromwell Popish Practices

What was so wrong with Churches symbolism and why would ancient large stone crosses be mutilated in Gorleston-On-Sea?

” It is fortunate that any fragments to have survived, for during much of the 17th Century. Cromwell’s soldiers, led by the ferocious William Dowsing, did colossal damage to every form of religious imagery, smashing glass, defacing stone sculpture and firing at wooden roofs in an attempt to obliterate every bit of what they had considered to be the heathen elements of Christian worship. “