"Clearly written, well organized and suffused with human interest, this new study will prove deservedly popular in sixth forms and university courses." "History" "This book is as disciplined, vivid and vigorous as the man it celebrates. Gaunt offers a convincing interpretation of Cromwell's life and a shrewd assessment of his achievement." "John Morrill, Vice Master and Reader in Early Modern History, Selwyn College, Cambridge" "A carefully written and well argued account." "The Times" "A new and controversial account of one of the pivotal figures in British history. This scholarly account is nonetheless interesting and informative."" Rachel Dickinson, Waterstone's, Richmond, in The Bookseller" "A concise but thick-textured and comprehensive reconsideration of a character, a career, a life and a reputation, making no claim to be definitive - each generation commands its own reappraisal - but ensured of an enduring place in the historiography." "Ivan Roots, C
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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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