The Cromwellian Protectorate

The Cromwellian Protectorate

by Barry Coward
     
 

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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

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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 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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ISBN-13:
9780719043178
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Publication date:
01/01/2003
Series:
New Frontiers in History
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.80(d)

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