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Oliver Cromwell
     

Oliver Cromwell

by Martyn Bennett
 

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ISBN-10: 0415319226

ISBN-13: 2900415319224

Pub. Date: 08/01/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In this concise and accessible biography, Martyn Bennett examines the life of Oliver Cromwell – one of the most controversial figures in world history. This study challenges long-held perceptions of Cromwell and the Commonwealth, arguing that they need to be placed at the core of early Modern British and Irish history.

Charting his early career, the

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In this concise and accessible biography, Martyn Bennett examines the life of Oliver Cromwell – one of the most controversial figures in world history. This study challenges long-held perceptions of Cromwell and the Commonwealth, arguing that they need to be placed at the core of early Modern British and Irish history.

Charting his early career, the origins of his political and religious thought, and the development of his notions of governance that influenced him as Lord Protector, Martyn Bennett contests the post-Restoration vilification of Cromwell to examine how his influence has shaped notions of citizenship, identity and governance and informed the relationship between religion and the state in Britain.

This radical interpretation will give students a clearer view of the motivations and achievements of a fascinating and pivotal figure in British history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900415319224
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/01/2006
Series:
Routledge Historical Biographies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
324

Table of Contents


List of plates     VIII
Acknowledgements     IX
Chronology     X
By birth a gentleman..., 1599-1617     1
A chief of sinners, 1617-1637     15
...A gentleman...very ordinarily apparelled, 1638-1641     33
My estate is little..., 1641-1643     49
The great agent in this victory, 1644-1645     73
He did not openly profess what opinion he was of himself, 1645-1647     105
I never in all my life saw more deep sense, 1647-1649     132
Everyone must stand or fall by his own conscience, 1649-1651     160
Oh, would I the wings like a dove, 1651-1654     195
A good constable to keep the peace, 1654-1658     226
Conclusion: my design is to make what haste I can to be gene     261
Notes     273
Further reading     281
Index     287

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