Oliver Cromwell: New Perspectives

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A new evaluation and biography of Cromwell, which draws on the latest research to challenge the accepted view of his life, character and political career.

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Overview

A new evaluation and biography of Cromwell, which draws on the latest research to challenge the accepted view of his life, character and political career.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This is an excellent contribution to Cromwellian biographical pointillism: it demonstrates clearly that the Cromwell scholarship is a dynamic and living entity. It presents us in so many ways with New Model Cromwell."
- Martyn Bennett, Professor of Early Modern History, Nottingham Trent University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230574212
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 1/6/2009
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

PATRICK LITTLE is Senior Research Officer at the History of Parliament Trust, UK. His publications include Lord Broghill and the Cromwellian Union with Ireland and Scotland and (with David L. Smith) Parliament and Politics during the Cromwellian Protectorate.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1636: The Unmaking of Oliver Cromwell?--S. Healy
"One That Would Sit Well At the Mark": The Early Parliamentary Career of Oliver Cromwell--S. K. Roberts
"Lord of the Fens": Oliver Cromwell's Reputation and the First Civil War--S. L. Sadler
"A Despicable Contemptible Generation of Men"?: Cromwell and The Levellers--P. Baker
Cromwell in Ireland Before 1649--P. Little
Oliver Cromwell and the Solemn League and Covenant of the Three Kingdoms--K. MacKenzie
Oliver Cromwell (alias William) and Wales--L. Bowen
The Lord Protector's Servants and Courtiers--A. Barclay
John Thurloe and the Offer of the Crown to Cromwell--P. Little
"Fit for Public Services"--The Upbringing of Richard Cromwell--J. Peacey
Index

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