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Oliver Cromwell: British Library Historic Lives Hardcover – September 1, 2004


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Product Details

  • Series: British Library Historic Lives
  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: The British Library Publishing Division; 1ST edition (September 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0712348573
  • ISBN-13: 978-0712348577
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 6.1 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,828,822 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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. -- Midwest Book Review --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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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. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 17, 1999
Format: Paperback
Very heavy chronological review with no assessment, opinion or background. Assumes you know everything about the English Revolution but need a chronological reference book.
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4 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 11, 2000
Format: Paperback
It appears the book was written by a Cromwell apologist, in the worst sense. I'd recommend finding a more critically written analysis of Cromwell's life.
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