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Oliver Cromwell : Politics and Religion in the English Revolution 1640-1658 - Professor David L. Smith

Oliver Cromwell

Politics and Religion in the English Revolution 1640-1658

Paperback Published: 29th July 1991
ISBN: 9780521388962
Number Of Pages: 132
For Ages: 16+ years old

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Oliver Cromwell was the only Republican ruler in English history. He rose from being an obscure country farmer, through a brilliant career as a soldier to become Head of State as Lord Protector. But although we have extensive records of his letters and speeches, much about his career and his inner motives remains mysterious.
Through a wide variety of primary sources, this book will consider what drove Cromwell as a soldier, politician, statesman and religious visionary; how he saw his own mission, and how others viewed him. Ultimately we confront a haunting question: was Cromwell a man driven by visions of a free and just society, or by ambition and self-interest; a principled defender of civil and religious liberties or a bigot and tyrant?

Introductionp. 1
Cromwell and the Civil Warsp. 11
Cromwell's political attitudesp. 30
Cromwell's religious attitudesp. 49
Cromwell's social attitudesp. 68
Cromwell and the worldp. 82
Assessment: historians on Cromwellp. 105
Bibliographyp. 113
Indexp. 118
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521388962
ISBN-10: 0521388961
Series: Topics in History Series
Audience: Primary / High School
For Ages: 16+ years old
For Grades: 11+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 132
Published: 29th July 1991
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.84 x 15.19  x 0.86
Weight (kg): 0.19