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    DescriptionThe 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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    Title
    Oliver Cromwell
    Subtitle
    God's Warrior and the English Revolution
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ian Gentles
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780333688977
    ISBN 10: 033368897X
    Classifications

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    BISAC V2.8: BIO010000, HIS037040, BIO006000
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    LC classification: DA426 .G46 2011
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000, BIO008000
    Thema V1.0: DNBH, NHD
    Illustrations note
    8 maps, 1 black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Palgrave MacMillan
    Imprint name
    Palgrave MacMillan
    Publication date
    15 July 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Basingstoke
    Author Information
    IAN GENTLES is Visiting Professor of History at Tyndale University College, Canada. He has written many books and articles on the English Revolution.
    Review quote
    'The author's expertise in military history gives a distinctive flavour to the book...and strikes a balance between recent biographies.' -Mike Braddick, TLS
    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