Cromwell and the Interregnum: The Essential Readings / Edition 1

Cromwell and the Interregnum: The Essential Readings / Edition 1

by David Lee Smith
     
 

This reader brings together eight of the most influential recent articles on Oliver Cromwell and the Interregnum. It focuses on the years from Charles I’s execution in 1649 to Cromwell’s own death in 1658.

The articles explore key themes, such as Cromwell’s complex personality, beliefs and motives; the nature of his role and influence during

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This reader brings together eight of the most influential recent articles on Oliver Cromwell and the Interregnum. It focuses on the years from Charles I’s execution in 1649 to Cromwell’s own death in 1658.

The articles explore key themes, such as Cromwell’s complex personality, beliefs and motives; the nature of his role and influence during the Interregnum; his relationships with Parliaments, the Army and the Council; and the impact of the Commonwealth and Protectorate on British politics and society. They represent the diversity of approaches and perspectives that historians have brought to these issues, but all of them explore why Cromwell never achieved enduring political stability. The book is British in scope, including treatments of Ireland and Scotland as well as England.

The volume opens with an editorial introduction to recent controversies in the field, and each essay is prefaced with a headnote setting it within its historiographical context.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631227250
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/07/2003
Series:
Blackwell Essential Readings in History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.

Editor's Introduction.

1. Oliver Cromwell, the Regicide and the Sons of Zeruiah (John Morrill, University of Cambridge and Philip Baker, Associate Editor, The New Dictionary of National Biography).

2. Oliver Cromwell and the Sin of Achan (Blair Worden, University of Sussex).

3. The Cromwellian Protectorate: A Military Dictatorship? (Austin Woolrych, University of Lancaster).

4. 'The Single Person's Confidants and Dependents'? Oliver Cromwell and his Protectoral Councilors (Peter Gaunt, University College, Chester).

5. Oliver Cromwell and the Localities: The Problem of Consent (Anthony Fletcher).

6. Cromwell’s Religion (Colin Davis, University of East Anglia).

7. Oliver Cromwell, the First Protectorate Parliament and Religious Reform (David L. Smith, University of Cambridge).

8. Cromwell, Scotland and Ireland (David Stevenson, University of St. Andrews).

Timeline.

Index.

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