Cromwell and the Interregnum: The Essential Readings / Edition 1

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Overview

This book brings together eight of the most influential recent articles on Oliver Cromwell and the Interregnum.

  • Brings together seminal articles on Oliver Cromwell and the Interregnum.
  • Illuminates the personality of Cromwell and his achievements.
  • Includes treatments of Ireland and Scotland alongside discussion of England.
  • Editorial material introduces students to the historiographical issues.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Here are eight of the best essays of the past twenty years on Oliver Cromwell in power. The collection is enhanced by David Smith's lucid and comprehensive introduction summarizing the current historiography on politics and religion during the Interregnum."
Ian Gentles, Glendon College, Toronto

"This collection of important articles on the 1650s will be a boon to everyone interested in discovering more about the history of the Commonwealth and Protectorate, as will the editor's introduction, which is a splendid guide to many important themes of the history of that period."
Barry Coward, Birkbeck College, London

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631227250
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/7/2003
  • Series: Blackwell Essential Readings in History Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 236
  • Sales rank: 494,488
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

David L. Smith is Fellow and Director of Studies in History at Selwyn College, Cambridge. He has won the Royal Historical Society’s Alexander Prize and Cambridge University’s Thirlwall Prize for Historical Research. He is the author of eight previous books on various aspects of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century history including Oliver Cromwell (1991), A History of the Modern British Isles, 1603–1707 (Blackwell, 1998), and The Stuart Parliaments, 1603–-1689 (1999).

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Editor's Introduction 1
1 Oliver Cromwell, the Regicide and the Sons of Zeruiah 15
2 Oliver Cromwell and the Sin of Achan 37
3 The Cromwellian Protectorate: A Military Dictatorship? 61
4 'The Single Person's Confidants and Dependents'? Oliver Cromwell and his Protectoral Councillors 91
5 Oliver Cromwell and the Localities: The Problem of Consent 121
6 Cromwell's Religion 139
7 Oliver Cromwell, the First Protectorate Parliament and Religious Reform 167
8 Cromwell, Scotland and Ireland 183
Timeline 213
Index 217
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