Oliver Cromwell / Edition 1

Oliver Cromwell / Edition 1

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by Peter Gaunt, Gaunt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631204806

ISBN-13: 9780631204800

Pub. Date: 02/08/2011

Publisher: Wiley

This book re-examines Cromwell's life and career. It opens with an assessment of the man and myth, exploring the legends which surround Cromwell, the differing interpretations advanced by generations of historians and the source material upon which such interpretations can be based. The book then provides an extensive, chronologically based examination of

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This book re-examines Cromwell's life and career. It opens with an assessment of the man and myth, exploring the legends which surround Cromwell, the differing interpretations advanced by generations of historians and the source material upon which such interpretations can be based. The book then provides an extensive, chronologically based examination of Cromwell's life and career, highlighting key events and turning points. It closes with thematic assessments of some key aspects of Cromwell, including his character and appearance, his political outlook and his religious beliefs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631204800
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/08/2011
Series:
Historical Association Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
440,407
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.59(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface.

List of Maps.

Part I: Introduction:.

1. The Man and the Myth.

Pert II: The Life and Career:.

2. Early Life, 1599-1642.

3. The First Civil War, 1642-46.

4. Politics and the Army, 1646-49.

5. Enemies and Divisions, 1649-53.

6. Head of State , 1653-58.

Part III: Conclusions:.

7. The Faces of Cromwell.

Select Bibliography.

Notes.

Index.

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Oliver Cromwell 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'The king is dead...long live the Lord Protector!'. Words to be heard in the 1650's English Revolution. The only man to be not of royal blood to lead England is detailed here by Gaunt. It is an absorbing walk through a fascinating period in history by an author clearly in love with his subject. The reader will find bewildrering where a man like Cromwell came from to wind up as the only non-royal leader in England since the collapse of the Roman Empire. Cromwell's story remains as perplexing and mysterious as Hitler's rise to power in the twentieth century.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Oliver Cromwell in Peter Gaunt's book is fascinating and riveting all at once. This book made for an easy read. One is kept interested in the seemingly ordinary origin of the only non blue blood to rule England since the collapse of the Roman Empire. It could have led to a good thing: too bad his son was an idiot.