Sir Charles Harding Firth (1857–1936) was a British historian who specialized in the English civil war and the Commonwealth. He taught at a number of colleges, ultimately holding the position of Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford. Firth is the author of a number of history books, including Scotland and the Commonwealth and Oliver Cromwell and the Rule of the Puritans in England.
The Last Years of the Protectorate 1656-1658, Volume 1 (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): 1656-1657by Charles Harding Firth
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Oliver Cromwell’s stewardship restored England to a position of power in Europe not seen since the death of Queen Elizabeth I. This contribution to the history of England—the first of two volumes—examines the years 1656 and 1657 in Cromwell’s government, beginning with the meeting of his second parliament, and including his sphere of influence, and the temper of the times.
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