Christopher Durston's full-scale study ambitiously documents the history behind what remains today, a powerful symbol of military rule. He explores the motivations behind the decisions to appoint the major-generals, looking at their careers and personalities. Durston pays particular attention to the collection of the decimation tax, the attempt to improve the security of the regime, and the struggle to build a godly nation. He concludes with an investigation of the 1656 election and the major-generals' subsequent fall from power.
"'A splendid book. It illuminates the whole of the 1650s and Cromwell's complex relationship with the people and culture of the time. A tremendous achievement.' Professor John Morrill, Cambridge University"
Series: Politics, Culture, and Society in Early Modern Britain
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 17th May 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.47 x 15.7
Weight (kg): 0.41