The Cromwellian Protectorate

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The Cromwellian Protectorate examines the nature of the first regime ever to have had effective control of the British Isles and the impact that it had on England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, and on Britain?s international reputation. Few previous studies of the Protectorate of Oliver Cromwell and his son, Richard, have given sufficient emphasis to its achievements. Instead they have characterized it either as "a military dictatorship" or a reactionary regime that after the revolutionary events of 1649 put ...

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Overview

The Cromwellian Protectorate examines the nature of the first regime ever to have had effective control of the British Isles and the impact that it had on England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, and on Britain’s international reputation. Few previous studies of the Protectorate of Oliver Cromwell and his son, Richard, have given sufficient emphasis to its achievements. Instead they have characterized it either as "a military dictatorship" or a reactionary regime that after the revolutionary events of 1649 put Britain on a road that led inevitably to the restoration of the monarchy. This book presents an alternative view of the Cromwellian Protectorate.

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"Based on the impressive scholarship of an author who possesses a deep knowledge of his subject, this work will prove invaluable for all students following courses on mid-17th century Britain." —Chris Durston, St. Mary's College, Strawberry Hill
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780719043178
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2003
  • Series: New Frontiers in History
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.46 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Barry Coward is Reader in History, Birkbeck College, University of London.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Lancashire Witches in Historical Context—James Sharpe
Part I: The Trials of 1612
• Potts, Plots and Politics: James I's Daemonologie and the Wonderfull Discoverie of Witches—Stephen Pumfrey
• Thomas Potts's 'Dusty Memory': Reconstructing Justice in the Wonderfull Discoverie of Witches—Marion Gibson
• 'Those to Whom Evil is Done': Family Dynamics in the Pendle Witch Trials—Jonathan Lumby
Part II: Contexts: Society, Economy, Religion and Magic
• Witchcraft, Economy and Society in the Forest of Pendle—John Swain
• The Reformation in the Parish of Whalley—Michael Mullett
• Beyond Pendle: The 'Lost' Lancashire Witches—Kirsteen Macpherson Bardell
Part III: Rewriting the Lancashire Witches
• The Pilot's Thumb: Macbeth and the Jesuits—Richard Wilson
• The Late Lancashire Witches: Sexual and Spiritual Politics in the Events of 1633-4—Alison Findlay
• The 'Lancashire Novelist' and the Lancashire Witches—Jeffrey Richards
• Wicca, Paganism, and History: Contemporary Witchcraft and the Lancashire Witches—Joanne Pearson

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