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Oliver Cromwell (Paperback)

Author:  Peter Gaunt
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0631204806
ISBN-13: 9780631204800
Sku: 30106042
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.5L x 0.5T
Pages:  272
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This book re-examines Cromwell's life and career. It opens with an assessment of the man and myth, exploring the legends which surround Cromwell, the differing interpretations advanced by generations of historians and the source material upon which such interpretations can be based. The book then provides an extensive, chronologically based examination of Cromwell's life and career, highlighting key events and turning points. It closes with thematic assessments of some key aspects of Cromwell, including his character and appearance, his political outlook and his religious beliefs.
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Oliver Cromwell is unique in British history. No figure has risen so high from such modest beginnings, and none has generated such intense and sharply-divided opinions among both contemporaries and succeeding generations. This book re-examines Cromwell's life and career. It opens with an assessment of the man and the myth, exploring the legends which surround Cromwell, the differing interpretations advanced by generations of historians and the source material upon which such interpretations can be, based. The book then provides an extensive, chronologically based examination of Cromwell's life and career, highlighting key events and turning points and exploring in some detail Cromwell's role and power as Lord Protector. The investigation closes with thematic assessments of some key aspects of Cromwell, including his character and appearance, his political outlook and his religious beliefs. Where possible, the analysis is based upon strictly contemporary material, especially Cromwell's own writings and speeches.An assessment of the man and myth, exploring the legends which surround Cromwell and the differing interpretations.

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Good Book Guide
"...a good one, lucid, compact, and trustworthy, written with the authority of a scholar who is also Chairman of the Cromwell Association." May 1996

Midwest Book Review
Peter Gaunt's Oliver Cromwell re-examines Cromwell's life and career. It opens with an assessment of the man and the myth, exploring the legends which surround Cromwell, the differing interpretations advanced by generations of historians and the source material upon which such interpretations can be based. Oliver Cromwell then provides an extensive, chronologically based examination of Cromwell's highlighting key events and turning points, and explores in some detail his role and power as Lord Protector. The investigation closes with thematic assessments of some pivotal aspects of Cromwell, including his character and appearance, his political outlook, and his religious beliefs. Wherever possible, the analysis is based upon strictly contemporary material, especially Cromwell's own writings and speeches. Oliver Cromwell is a superb and scholarly biography, and essential reading for any definitive study of 17th-century British and Irish history. 11/01/1996

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0272
Product attributePublisher:   Wiley-Blackwell
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