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Oliver Cromwell By Ian Gentles

Oliver Cromwell

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The first new biography of Oliver Cromwell in several years, this rounded account does equal justice to his public and private life, to his political career, his military abilities and his passionate religiosity.
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Oliver Cromwell: God's Warrior and the English Revolution by Ian Gentles

The first new biography of Oliver Cromwell in several years, this rounded account does equal justice to his public and private life, to his political career, his military abilities and his passionate religiosity.

Ian Gentles synthesizes much recent research including Cromwell's activity as a lay preacher, his patronage of the arts and his promotion of horsebreeding. Gentles also provides fresh findings on Cromwell's pay as a soldier, his personal enrichment as general and lord protector, his little-known erotic side, and his astonishing generosity in the cause of international Protestantism. At the same time, this approachable study provides a new assessment of Cromwell's genius as a soldier and sheds light on the suspenseful drama surrounding parliament's offer of the crown in 1657.

Ideal for students and general readers alike, this is an essential and stimulating introduction to all aspects of the life of a key figure in British history.

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Oliver Cromwell Reviews


'The author's expertise in military history gives a distinctive flavour to the book...and strikes a balance between recent biographies.' -Mike Braddick, TLS

About Ian Gentles


IAN GENTLES is Visiting Professor of History at Tyndale University College, Canada. He has written many books and articles on the English Revolution.

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations.- Abbreviations.- Acknowledgements.- Foreword.- The Unknown Oliver.- Parliamentary Extremist.- Apprenticeship to War.- The Army New Modelled.- War by Other Means, 1646-48.- Revolution, Regicide, Republic.- Twice-born Oliver.- The Levellers and Ireland.- Dunbar to Worcester: the Crowning Mercy.- A Greedy Puritan? Oliver Cromwell and Money.- Our Chief of Men.- King in All but Name? Lord Protector 1654-58.- Horse Breeder and Patron of the Arts? Poetry, Painting, Performance and Political Thought under the Protectorate.- Quietus: Death, Funeral, Legacy.- Notes.- Further Reading.- Index.

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GOR009053276
Oliver Cromwell: God's Warrior and the English Revolution by Ian Gentles
Ian Gentles
British History in Perspective
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Palgrave Macmillan
2010-09-01
256
033368897X
9780333688977
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