The Nuttall Encyclopedia
One of Cromwell's officers in the civil war, born in Yorkshire; served in the successive engagements during the war from that of Marston Moor onwards, and assisted at the installation of Cromwell as Protector, but declined to take the oath of allegiance afterwards; on the death of the Protector essayed with other officers to govern the country, an attempt which was defeated by Monk, and for which he was imprisoned, tried, and banished (1619-1683).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Lambert, John'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/l/lambert-john.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.