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Description - Oliver Cromwell by J. C. Davis

Cromwell is a key figure in English, Irish, and Scottish history. The deep-rooted controversies that surround him make an examination of his reputation particularly fruitful: at one extreme blood-stained regicide, at the other "God's Englishman". The author examines a number of themes: Cromwell's rise from obscurity to Lord Protector; the nature and effect of his military achievements; his religious beliefs; his political role; and his attempt to build a new state. Each of these themes carries a vortex of debate that the author evaluates before offering his own views on how the debate should move forward and, where necessary, change direction.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780340731185
ISBN-10: 0340731184
Format: Paperback / softback
(216mm x 138mm x 19mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Hodder Arnold
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 30-Mar-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - J. C. Davis

J. C. Davis is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of East Anglia, UK