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    DescriptionOliver Cromwell's magnificent funeral in 1658 was a regal affair, witnessed by thousands and drawing on all the trappings of state. Yet less than three years later his corpse was removed from Westminster Abbey and 'executed' at Tyburn. This gruesome ceremony launched Cromwell's head on three centuries of extraordinary adventures, from a traitor's pole by Westminster Hall to an exhibition in London's Bond Street, the probings of 'cranial detectives' to the peace of a Cambridge college. "Cromwell's Head" tells the story of the head's remarkable journey, blending gallows humour with a compelling portrait of the great parliamentarian in life. It explores the many talents and intriguing contradictions - country gentleman and farmer, brilliant military commander and cavalry leader, loving father and stern Puritan - and reveals a passionate politician who sought to be remembered 'warts and all' by those he came to serve.


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    Title
    Cromwell's Head
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jonathan Fitzgibbons
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 122 mm
    Height: 186 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 381 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781905615384
    ISBN 10: 1905615388
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBLH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JD
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/19CNTY, CULT/BRITIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/18CNTY
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Abridged Dewey: 941
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/17CNTY
    BISAC V2.8: HIS018000
    LC classification: DA
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037020
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 941.064
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHD
    Illustrations note
    16 pages of plates
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    The National Archives
    Publication date
    30 April 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Richmond
    Author Information
    Jonathan Fitzgibbons was winner of the Cromwell Association Essay prize in 2005. He is currently writing a doctoral thesis on Cromwell and the final years of the Protectorate at Balliol College, Oxford.
    Review quote
    Cromwell s Head is on the A-List"!