Author: Thomas Cromwell
Category: Electronic books
View: 1046This interesting history of Cromwell's life and the influences thereon is written about in the preface as not being too bulky, but actually quite detailed. Oliver Cromwell was a larger-than-life military and political figure, and most biographies related to him are in fact quite lengthy.
Author: David Sharp
Category: Great Britain
View: 5231Heinemann Advanced History has quickly established itself as a major series for AS and A-level students. As well as word-of-mouth success, it has been praised in journals such as the Times Educational Supplement and BBC History Magazine. What makes Heinemann Advanced History so attractive to teachers and students? - It's cost-effective. Each book offers complete coverage of one AS/A-level topic, so teachers and students buy the books that apply to their specific courses. - Thorough and up-to-date exam practice includes sample questions, advice on what makes a good answer and help for students on how to interpret the material, as well as and plan essays. - The expert authors have teaching and examination experiance, giving teachers confidence in the series. PLUS: Profile-raising campaign. To include press advertising in New Perspective and Teaching History - making sure teachers are aware of the full range of 30 titles; and encouraging students to buy their own copies.
Author: Barry Coward
View: 1216Oliver Cromwell is one of the most puzzling and controversial figures in English history. In this excellent introduction, Barry Coward uses Cromwell's own words and actions to analyse the life of Oliver Cromwell as a political figure and look at the historical problems associated with his exercise of power.
Illustrated in a Series of Letters Between Dr. John Pell, Resident Ambassador with the Swiss Cantons, Sir Samuel Morland, Sir William Lockhart, Mr. Secretary Thurloe, and Other Distinguished Men of the Time. Now First Published from the Originals. Ed. by Robert Vaughan ... With an Introd. on the Character of Cromwell, and of His Times
Author: Robert Vaughan
Category: Great Britain
Author: Antonia Fraser
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 9765In Cromwell, award-winning biographer Antonia Fraser tells of one of England's most celebrated and controversial figures, often misunderstood and demonized as a puritanical zealot. Oliver Cromwell rose from humble beginnings to spearhead the rebellion against King Charles I, who was beheaded in 1649, and led his soldiers into the last battle against the Royalists and King Charles II at Worcester, ending the civil war in 1651. Fraser shows how England's prestige and prosperity grew under Cromwell, reversing the decline it had suffered since Queen Elizabeth I's death.
Author: Graham Goodlad
View: 6559This book provides an up to date introduction to the main debates surrounding the career, achievements and legacy of Oliver Cromwell. It examines the factors that influenced Cromwell’s evolution from fenland farmer to civil war general and national leader. It examines the following key issues: Why was Cromwell so successful as a military commander? Is it possible to defend the methods he used in his controversial campaign in Ireland? Was Cromwell motivated by ambition or by his religious convictions? Was the Protectorate nothing more than a military dictatorship? What was the nature of Cromwell’s vision of religious freedom? Was Cromwell’s foreign policy driven by religious ideology or by the national interest? Why has Cromwell been a source of enduring interest, both for historians and the wider public?
Author: Martyn Bennett
View: 7138In this concise and accessible biography, Martyn Bennett examines the life of Oliver Cromwell – one of the most controversial figures in world history. This study challenges long-held perceptions of Cromwell and the Commonwealth, arguing that they need to be placed at the core of early Modern British and Irish history. Charting his early career, the origins of his political and religious thought, and the development of his notions of governance that influenced him as Lord Protector, Martyn Bennett contests the post-Restoration vilification of Cromwell to examine how his influence has shaped notions of citizenship, identity and governance and informed the relationship between religion and the state in Britain. This radical interpretation will give students a clearer view of the motivations and achievements of a fascinating and pivotal figure in British history.