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Oliver Cromwell (Profiles in Power)
by Barry Coward
For all the countless studies that have been published about him, Oliver Cromwell remains a deeply puzzling and controversial figure. Many historical problems connected with his political career still await satisfactory explanation. In this book, an important addition to a series of growing impact, Barry Coward suggests answers to a number of these problems, using the weal ...more
Paperback, 204 pages
Published January 1st 1991 by Longman
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I must admit, this book is a little dry in tone. Still perfectly readable, but it managed to make huge constitutional upheaval seem curiously unexciting. I wanted to read about Cromwell because Robespierre was accused of being a 'new Cromwell' as soon as he fell, which made me wonder to what extent the charge was accurate. Also, I wanted to know more about the short period during which England was a republic. This book is more of an account of Cromwell himself than his regime, nonetheless I feel ...more